[tor-talk] best distro to use Tor

Luther Blissett lblissett at paranoici.org
Tue Oct 8 15:43:18 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-10-07 at 23:43 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 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.

You reminded me of http://h-node.org, which is also a good place to take
a look at before any new hardware acquisitions.

Do not forget that we are cattle on an animal farm which is managed and
handled mostly by machines. Machines do what they are/were told to. What
lies in between stdin and stdout and is not shown in stderr?

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