[tor-talk] Question regarding forum software for use as a hidden service

jason cooper jason.cooper at heckrothindustries.co.uk
Thu Mar 15 10:00:04 UTC 2012

Quoting "Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)" <lists at infosecurity.ch>:

> As you know performance is also a key issue of Tor Hidden Services.
> So from the performance point of view i suggest to evaluate a Forum
> Software that make as less HTTP requests as possible and provide
> efficient caching in session-data of relevant information in order to
> reduce delay.
> -naif

So far the key issues standing out about forum software best suited  
for running a forum as a hidden service is

   * it needs to be easy to security audit
   * low bandwidth requirement (Use of CSS over images)
   * avoid php if possible
   * Developed using best practice to avoid secruity holes (though  
some will most likely exist)

   * Follow best practice for hidden services (e.g. running inside  
virtual machine connecting only through tor.)


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