[tor-dev] Using Tor as a library

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Thu Mar 28 11:39:13 UTC 2013

On 28.03.2013 12:10, Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> "Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <lists-BEJ3GKOyH/EwUp2xcto6ig at public.gmane.org> writes:
>> That's the future of Tor, to be integrated as a library just like an
>> encryption library into application.
> No, it's not.  Embedding a Tor client in another application cripples
> auditability, configurability, updateability etc. of Tor.

Yes. Still, there is "Netlib", https://silvertunnel.org/ , and some
people are working on a revived JTor (client and relay),
https://github.com/koryk/JTor . Also, Briar showed some interest in
embedding Tor.

Additional implementations of the Tor protocols help to improve
documentation, and code bugs/vulnerabilities won't affect all of Tor.

Moritz Bartl

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