[tor-relays] [tor-talk] Tor diversity (was: Explain yourself Conrad Rockenhaus)
r.c.ladan at gmail.com
Thu May 2 10:10:42 UTC 2019
Op do 2 mei 2019 09:43 schreef Tor Revolution <
isupportthenewrevolution at protonmail.com>:
> You are probably trying to push hacked FreeBSD or that hacked HardenedBSD
> stuff that no one cares about anyway. If people cared about more FreeBSD on
> Tor they would do it but obviously it's not a big issue!!!
Ignoring half-baked accusations against Conrad for now.
Having relays running something else than Ubuntu *is* an important issue.
This does not have to be FreeBSD/HardenedBSD, it can also be
OpenBSD/NetBSD, MacOS, or even Windows. The point is that if someone (say
the NSA) discovers a bug in Ubuntu which they can use to take over relays,
and 95% (or so) of the relays run Ubuntu, then they can take over Tor. If a
significant part of the relays run something else, then those relays are
safe for the exploit and consequently becomes harder for the NSA to take
As for why 95% of the relays runs on Ubuntu, I guess it is legacy. At least
https://support.torproject.org/#operators advertises multiple operating
See also https://torbsd.github.io/
René (running "ymkeo" on FreeBSD for almost 5 years now)
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