[tor-dev] Whonix's help_check_tor_bootstrap.py

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Sat May 3 17:14:46 UTC 2014

Damian Johnson:
>> That script is stable, no bug reports in a while, stem is working fine. :)
> Great!
>> That authentication line and "password" is only in there to make stem
>> happy.
> Stem should be perfectly fine without providing a password (that's an
> optional argument). If your proxy handles the authentication then why
> have that authenticate() call at all?
> I would definitely suggest the progress parsing change, otherwise tor
> upgrades might accidentally break you. Minor mistake on my part
> though...
>   match = re.match('.* PROGRESS=([0-9]+).*', line)
> ... should be...
>   match = re.match('.* PROGRESS=([0-9]+).*', bootstrap_status)
> Cheers! -Damian

Your suggestions have been implemented:

Thank you again, Damian! Much appreciated!


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