System time in anonymity oriented LiveCDs

krishna e bera keb at
Thu Jan 13 03:53:46 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 04:06:44PM +0100, anonym wrote:
> Hi list,
> Liberté Linux has a novel solution to this problem[4] -- it sets the
> system time according to the Tor consensus' valid-after/until values,
> which essentially removes Tor's time skew check. We T(A)ILS developers
> are tempted to implement the same solution, but first we'd like to ask
> here if this is safe, or if it opens up for any unexpected type of
> attacks or problems.
> If any one has a completely different solution for the system time issue
> we're very interested in hearing that out as well.
> Cheers!
> [1]

The latest T(A)ILS is using HTP instead of NTP

(I hesitated to post this but it doesnt seem to have come up 
here so far even though people linked to the T(A)ILS site.)
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