[tor-relays] Anonbox Project

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 22:32:29 UTC 2014

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Colin Mahns <colinmahns at riseup.net> wrote:
> It looks like Kickstarter has suspended the project.

Some of this thread seems a bit silly. Tor does one thing, it
anonymizes your IP address. These boxes push everything through
that, which is generally exactly what you want... no leaks. So great,
go sell a million of them.

But some of this thread bashes the boxes for doing simply that. I say NO.
If you want a teacher to handhold and teach you anything safe beyond
how to be an anon IP address (which Tor and boxen already provide)
... such as system administration, session management, how to
actually be contextually, network, and datawise anon... go kickstart
a companion book on that. Don't just bash the boxen about not including
such a book if you are not also willing to write the book... as the
boxen exist to sell 'IP address anonymizers', not books.

Chinese lookalikes, and best interaction with Tor network, are also
separate subjects. To the latter which is relavent, Tor is becoming
very popular, its fundamental design and ops need planned to be
able to scale to many millions of clients, like yesterday perhaps.

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