[tor-talk] best distro to use Tor

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Oct 7 21:43:04 UTC 2013

On Mon, Oct 07, 2013 at 11:59:42AM -0700, Blibbet wrote:

> BTW, UEFI-based systems have a full IPv4/IPV6 network stack, with
> PXE remote boot and WS-Management remote admin/control, and tools
> like Perl and Telnet baked-in, so make sure your firmware isn't
> spewing packets before Linux and Tor loads. :-)

We need more open hardware with less proprietary crap and
nonobvious backdoors (IPMI, Intel AMT, UEFI, etc).

So if you're buying hardware for your Tor node, look
into coreboot support first http://www.coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards

Eventually, we will have completely open hardware we can trust. 
But that day is not here yet. Meanwhile, let's minimize the amount
of evil in the system.

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