[tor-dev] [tor-talk] torsocks is broken and unmaintained

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Sun Nov 4 23:03:14 UTC 2012

Matthew Finkel:
> On 11/02/2012 07:36 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> Nick Mathewson:
>>> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:34 PM, adrelanos <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
>>>> Could you blog it please?
>>> I'd like to see more discussion from more people here first, and see
>>> whether somebody steps up to say, "Yeah, I can maintain that" here, or
>>> whether somebody else who knows more than me about the issues has something
>>> to say.  Otherwise I don't know whether to write a "looking for maintainer"
>>> post, a "who wants to fork" post, a "don't use Torsocks, use XYZZY" post,
>>> or what.
>> If Robert wants someone to maintain it, I'd be happy to do so. I had
>> wanted to extend it to do some various things anyway. I think it would
>> be a suitable base for a bunch of things I'd like to do in the next year.
>> All the best,
>> Jake
> I saw this thread earlier but didn't have a chance to reply. I was
> thinking about volunteering to patch it up and maintain it if no one
> else wanted to take it on, also, but if you want to take the lead on it
> then I'm more than happy to help you where ever possible...assuming this
> is the direction that's decided upon.


I've pushed my first branch to fix the dlopen bugs:


It seems to fix the issues on my Ubuntu system. I could use some testing
on OS X, other GNU/Linux, and *BSD systems.

I've also updated the bug:


One person has found that it fixed the issue for them as well.

Also - it seems that we probably should address this issue very soon:



I've taken a stab at at least blocking IPv6 connect() calls:




All the best,

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