[tor-dev] Embedding tor in an application and using tor without opening a port

Navin Francis navin.kurupacheril at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 21:56:14 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Nick Mathewson <nickm at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> Tor isn't multithreaded like that. Its main thread uses an asynchonous
> event loop.
Ah, I see.

I'd make a command queue structure that any thread could use to
> asynchronously send commands to the main thread, so that the only
> change you'd need to make in the main thread would be enough locking
> to handle queued commands and to queue replies.  That way the codebase
> changes would be much simpler.
> In fact, that's how the controller interface works.

I was actually thinking along the same lines but I thought that tor also
has a command queue for SOCKS connections so the library could just add
data to Tor's queue.

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