[tor-dev] Stormy update

Griffin Boyce griffin at cryptolab.net
Wed Jul 1 04:42:40 UTC 2015

Hey all,

   It seems like time to give the tor-dev list an update on Stormy's 
development.  Right now, the scripts are undergoing third-party testing 
to identify any obvious bugs before sending them to security auditors.  
Testing should be finished imminently, any bugs found will be fixed this 
week, and then sent to auditors (along with the GUI).  The security 
audit may take about two to three weeks [1].

   Currently, Stormy's functions include installing typical onion service 
dependencies (webserver+tor), setting up a Ghost-based content 
management system, creating a personal cloud server to handle files/rss 
feeds/calendars/tasks, installing an XMPP/jabber server for private 
communications, and installing an IRC server for group communications.

Shortcomings and future work:
   Like all software projects, Stormy has some shortcomings.  Users can't 
configure multiple onion services on the same machine as Stormy doesn't 
account for virtual hosts.  For users to run more than one onion 
service, they must be on separate physical or virtual machines.  Stormy 
also doesn't detect the currently-running clearnet service, so users who 
seek to make their existing service also an onion service may need to 
adjust their configuration manually.  Currently, Stormy lives on my 
github page [2], though once it passes a security audit, the goal is for 
it to live within Tor's git repositories.


[1] Cupcake's audit took about two weeks, so that's really my only real 
data point for audit timing.
[2] https://github.com/glamrock/stormy

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