[tor-talk] To Toggle, or not to Toggle: The End of Torbutton

Mike Perry mikeperry at fscked.org
Tue Apr 12 10:44:10 UTC 2011

Thus spake tagnaq (tagnaq at gmail.com):

> On 04/12/2011 08:26 AM, Mike Perry wrote:
> > Hrm, your use case would be "Download the TBB, and then configure it
> > manually to use an alternate proxy." You'd still be downloading (and
> > running) and extra Tor and Vidalia instance, but we're hoping to make
> > that seamless:
> > https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/2264
> > 
> > Otherwise, you'd fall in this boat:
> > https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/2848
> > 
> > But we're really hoping not to have to build a standalone Tor Browser
> > outside of the Tor Browser Bundle, because it adds an entire column to
> > the matrix of builds we'd need to do.
> Will this new Tor Browser Bundle still offer the possibility to
> configure it for "Transparent Torification"?
> (traffic gets transparently redirected into Tor by a Tor router on the LAN)
> added in TorButton 1.3.0-alpha:
>  * new: Support for transparent proxies in settings
>    (patch from Jacob Appelbaum and Kory Kirk)

Yes, this option and other proxy options still be there. However, we
will want to prune out a lot of the security options, especially the
ones revolving around toggle-related state isolation, and make
everything simpler in the options pane.

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs
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