[tor-dev] Is anyone using tor-fw-helper? (Was Re: BOINC-based Tor wrapper)

Артур Истомин art.istom at yandex.ru
Thu Jul 23 23:29:03 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 11:38:00AM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> Yawning's mail below reminds me: I am considering removing the C
> implementation of tor-fw-helper from the tor distribution, and recommending
> Yawning's pure-Go implementation instead.  But before I do this, I'd like
> to get some sense of whether folks are shipping tor-fw-helper today, or
> using it in practice.

pure-Go implementation does not compiled on many archs. Because Go's "gc" 
compiler supports only i386, amd64, ARM and IBM POWER processor architectures
(from Wikipedia) and gccgo, GCC frontend (GCC >= 4.6), does not work everywhere
too because of old architecture or architecture's resctriction.

C implementation working everywhere.

So, what is the purpose?

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