[tor-relays] Obfsproxy OSX help
geoffdown at fastmail.net
Wed Oct 7 15:51:47 UTC 2015
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015, at 03:51 AM, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor wrote:
> > On 22 Sep 2015, at 12:00, Geoff Down <geoffdown at fastmail.net> wrote:
> > Hi Tim
> > On Tue, Sep 22, 2015, at 01:40 AM, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor wrote:
> >>> On 21 Sep 2015, at 19:59, Geoff Down <geoffdown at fastmail.net> wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> is anyone willing to talk me through getting Obfsproxy working on
> >>> OSX10.4? I've got as far as Step 3 on
> >>> https://www.torproject.org/projects/obfsproxy-instructions.html.en#instructions
> >>> but can't find the Obfsproxy binary; and since I have no idea what 'pip'
> >>> does, even though it reports the 'package' as installed, I am at a loss.
> >> ...
> >> Have you tried looking in
> >> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages
> >> , or the $PYTHONPATH used by your package manager / python install?
> > I wouldn't have known about (and still don't) $PYTHONPATH - I don't use
> > Python for anything else, it's just a black box to me.
> > I did find obfsproxy at
> > /opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/obfsproxy
> > eventually (I was expecting something larger than 401 bytes) and have
> > made a symlink from /usr/bin/ to ease access.
> > Now that I can run it, will it be ok running as the same user as my
> > (unpriviliged) Tor process?
> Yes, they will run as the same user.
> > I assume the
> > ServerTransportPlugin obfs3 exec /usr/local/bin/obfsproxy managed
> > line in the torrc will result in obfsproxy running as a child process?
> Yes, this is why they run as the same user.
I have Python crash events in
/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Python.crash.log , but the original process
is still running. I can connect to the obfsproxy port, but is there any
other way to check it is still functioning? Will a SIGHUP to the Tor
process restart it, or do I need to kill the old obfsproxy process
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