[tor-dev] Using Tor Stealth HS with a home automation server

Nathan Freitas nathan at freitas.net
Sat Jul 9 13:39:07 UTC 2016

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016, at 10:38 PM, bancfc at openmailbox.org wrote:
> On 2016-07-08 18:53, Nathan Freitas wrote:
> > I've been working on some ideas about using Tor to secure "internet of
> > things", smart devices other than phones, and other home / industrial
> > automation infrastructure. Specifically, I think this could be a huge
> > application for Tor Hidden Services and Onion sites configured with
> > Hidden Service Authentication and "stealth" mode.
> > 
> > Earlier this year, I published some ideas on the subject here
> > https://github.com/n8fr8/talks/blob/master/onion_things/Internet%20of%20Onion%20Things.pdf
> > showing how you could use Orbot and IP Camera apps to build a 
> > cloud-free
> > Tor-secured "Dropcam" style setup.
> > 
> Nice! An interesting Orbot feature to have is making QR Codes of 
> authenticated Hidden Service info so mobile devices can easily add each 
> other to a trusted network.

That is a great idea. I am thinking of writing a module for the Home
Assistant platform that would handle the tor install and setup, and it
could autogenerate this QRcode as well.

Any thoughts on a format? torhs://clientname:authcookie@foo.onion looks

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