[tor-talk] torsocks is broken and unmaintained

John Case case at SDF.ORG
Sat Dec 1 23:14:25 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2 Nov 2012, grarpamp wrote:

>>> I don't agree. torsocks is still useful to prevent identity correlation
>>> through circuit sharing. Pushing all traffic through Trans- and DnsPort
>>> is not the answer.
>> Also, I don't want all of my applications using Tor -- just some of
>> them. Using Tails or TransPort wouldn't allow me to do this.
> Some people do run multiple Tor's, jails, packet
> filters, and apps. Largely to get around current
> Tor limitations. Those people don't have this
> singularity problem/position that you assume.
> Torsocks is not required in that instance.

There has to be a better way to simply "make an ssh connection over ToR".

I don't want to run all of tails just to make a single ssh connection (2 
minutes to properly fire up vmware, massive cpu use, laptop gets hot, fans 
running, everything else comes to a crawl).

I don't want to run a full-blown tor relay installation with all the bells 
and whistles and then maintain that full blown environment, watch 
advisories, run periodic tests, test for dns leakage, blah blah.

I want this:

cd /usr/ports/net/torssh
make install
torssh user at host.com

Am I the only person that wants/needs this ?

I understand that you can't go down the road of "make a custom tor app for 
everry possible client app that people want to run", but come on ... ssh ? 
If there was just a single app to do this for, it would be that, right ?

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