[tor-talk] TBB and local TOR for Linux users

Tor User0000 toruser0000 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 18:34:10 UTC 2012


I'm a Linux user running TOR normally under the user debian-tor. Like
you suggested, I switched to TBB lately. That brings mi into some
trouble now as my firewall settings are based on the user debian-tor.
I'm not feeling very happy about opening the door for other
application nor running in a VM (nor boot tails). I saw some
workarounds in the past but I'm wondering what the official position
Are there plans to give Linux users the choice to run the installed
version of TOR instead of the TBB one?
If that is not the case, am I doing good by using the local installed
TOR (debian-tor) together with firefox (only) in your bundle?

I'm starting Firefox from the bundle that way:
./App/Firefox/firefox -no-remote -profile ./Data/profile

It seems to work without an issue.Is there any concern running it like this?

Thanks a lot for the great work!

Sam :-)

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