[tor-talk] Tor on TV (hemm, on WDTV!) - TorTV
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
lists at infosecurity.ch
Thu Dec 15 17:47:12 UTC 2011
TorTV Project has been implemented by Jaromil:
TorTV : http://dyne.org/software/tortv/
Jaromil : http://rastasoft.org - @jaromil
Cool, testing have to be done!
On 11/23/11 8:57 AM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) wrote:
> Hi all,
> i got a WDTV Live
> (http://support.wdc.com/product/install.asp?groupid=1003&lang=en) that's
> part of bigger family of consumer mediaplayer from Western Digital
> It seems it can run Tor without any major issue.
> There is a very nice hacked firmware community around WDTV users, that's
> a very cheap hardware (retail price 70-80EUR).
> What's about making a "promotional" campaign like for the Tor Cloud to
> have people running Tor Relay "right on their TV" ?
> I mean, the "hacked firmware" installation process of WDTV works that way:
> - Plug an USB Key formatted FAT32 with 3 files (boot, kernel, image) on WDTV
> - Poweron
> So it may be possible to make a campaign where users are invited to "run
> their tor relay" on their TV in 3 simple steps:
> - Get a USB Key
> - Load that files on it
> - Plug to your WDTV
> - Poweron your WDTV
> You are now helping poor sirian, iranian and chinese censored people.
> That way even the average fat guy sitting on his couch drinking beer and
> eating wing chicken can support freedom of speech.
> That kind of user can just "poweron" the WDTV and with his "remote
> control" after seeing his favorite telefilm on paytv, can just "zap" to
> see how his Tor Router is working: On TV!
> This could be defined as the "very lazy Tor user" who doesn't even want
> to use a computer, but just do TV zapping :P
> So, the idea could be to do a custom hacked firmware of WDTV and a WDTV
> Apps that you can "click" via remote control, seeing the statistics of
> your Tor Relay.
> # uname -a
> Linux WDTVLIVE 126.96.36.199-19-4 #28 PREEMPT Mon Mar 22 20:08:14 CST 2010
> mips GNU/Linux
> # tor --version
> Jan 01 15:41:37.533 [notice] Tor v0.2.2.32 (git-877e17749725ab88). This
> is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
> (Running on Linux mips)
> Tor version 0.2.2.32 (git-877e17749725ab88).
> # free
> total used free shared buffers
> Mem: 199056 193664 5392 0 10832
> Swap: 0 0 0
> Total: 199056 193664 5392
> # cat /proc/cpuinfo
> system type : Sigma Designs TangoX
> processor : 0
> cpu model : MIPS 24K V7.12 FPU V0.0
> Initial BogoMIPS : 332.59
> wait instruction : yes
> microsecond timers : yes
> tlb_entries : 32
> extra interrupt vector : yes
> hardware watchpoint : yes
> ASEs implemented : mips16
> shadow register sets : 1
> VCED exceptions : not available
> VCEI exceptions : not available
> System bus frequency : 333000000 Hz
> CPU frequency : 499500000 Hz
> DSP frequency : 333000000 Hz
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