[tor-dev] Prop224 oppurtunity: keygen, crypt, sign, encoding tools

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 00:02:22 UTC 2017

Tor could ship with a tool to offline generate all the
various keys, encrypt and sign with them, for debug, test, and
use with other apps that tie to tor.
And a tool to translate strings between different encodings in use.
Or at least provide howto and links in the docs to third party tools
that users could use for key ops and translation.
Since those howto topics appear on the lists now and then.
We here might code up openssl, python functions, etc on the fly.
However beginning users are typically looking for simple purpose
dedicated tools, or example docs using prebuilt tools off the net.
This tends to apply to budding application development in onionland,
developing things that look at and use tor, etc.

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