Tor uses swap?

Roger Dingledine arma at
Tue Jan 4 13:16:38 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 02:14:09PM +0100, andre76 at wrote:
> I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and Tor browser bundle with scripts forbidden.
> Does any of my web search results or web pages (or anything else during
> the web session) I look at get sent to or put on the SWAP partition of
> my machine?

Could be. The Tor Browser Bundle for Linux is just an ordinary
application. It doesn't control your swap either way. You don't start
it as root, so it can't.

I'd suggest that you should be using encrypted swap by default. Everybody


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