[tor-dev] Stormy - request for feedback

Patrick Schleizer patrick-mailinglists at whonix.org
Thu Nov 20 01:35:08 UTC 2014


I think it's non-ideal to modify config files using cat/sed/echo. That
breaks sooner or later. And if later settings are supposed to be changed
in the same file, things get messy. Some suggestions...

It would be better to put the config files into (debian) packages.

Want to disable popcon? Have some package that ships a config file that
disables it. What if an existing package owns that config file? Use
config-package-dev's [1] displace feature. Or have a package that
conflicts/replaces popcon.

Then have packages such as hidden-service-wordpress depend on
popcon-disable package.

Please consider to set timezone to UTC. Perhaps use the timezone-utc [2]

What about disabling tcp timestamps? Perhaps use tcp-timestamps-disable
for [3] that?

There is some more functionality that might be useful. List: [4]

You're sure you're not inventing a new linux distribution here? :)


[1] http://debathena.mit.edu/config-packages/
[2] https://github.com/Whonix/timezone-utc
[3] https://github.com/Whonix/tcp-timestamps-disable
[4] https://github.com/Whonix

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