[tor-talk] Android app: Torrific

CJ tor at tengu.ch
Thu Jul 24 15:16:04 UTC 2014

On 07/24/2014 03:54 PM, u wrote:
> CJ:
>> On 07/24/2014 01:23 PM, u wrote:
>>> Lunar:
>>>> CJ:
>>>>> Just a small announce (not sure if this is the right ML, sorry).
>>>>> I'm developing an Android app allowing to block all IP traffic, and
>>>>> force only selected app through Orbot.
>>>>> This is done because neither Orbot nor AFWall (or other free, opensource
>>>>> Android iptables managment interface) seem to be able to do that…
>>>> Orbot is free software. Isn't there a way to add the needed features
>>>> directly to it?
>>>> Sorry if it's a naive question, I'm not very knowledgable regarding
>>>> Android. But I know that asking our users to install 3 different apps or
>>>> even more is not friendly.
>>> AFAIK this works in Orbot if you have a rooted Android device.
>> Not the "block all other output" part in fact :)
> That said, I am also interested in your answer to Lunar's question :)
> Why not contribute to Orbot instead?
> Cheers!
It's possible I push some pull-request later, yes.
But, as said in some previous email, I'm not really sure it's Orbot job
to set up firewall… I rather prefer dedicated app for dedicated task —
Orbot main task is, for me, connecting to Tor network… Basically, this
just doesn't involve the firewall at all.

But yeah, I know, users like "all-in-one apps" — who knows, once
torrific is ready (i.e. no more broken rules, no more bugs like "craps,
network's broken")… the devs may get some PR ;).
Torrific is also, for me, a way to play with android without annoying
other applications.

To be honest, I'd rather contribute this function in AFWall than Orbot,
as it already is a firewall manager (and not a bad one).



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