[tor-talk] Tor-ramdisk 2014 20140309 released

Matthew Finkel matthew.finkel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 22 20:17:19 UTC 2014

On Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 06:38:23PM -0400, Anthony G. Basile wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I want to announce to the list that a new release of tor-ramdisk is out. 
> Tor-ramdisk is an i686, x86_64 or MIPS uClibc-based micro Linux 
> distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an 
> environment that maximizes security and privacy. Security is enhanced by 
> hardening the kernel and binaries, and privacy is enhanced by forcing 
> logging to be off at all levels so that even the Tor operator only has 
> access to minimal information. Finally, since everything runs in 
> ephemeral memory, no information survives a reboot, except for the Tor 
> configuration file and the private RSA key, which may be 
> exported/imported by FTP or SCP.
> Changelog:
> This release bumps tor to version and the kernel to 3.13.5 plus 
> Gentoo's hardened-patches.  All other components are kept at the same 
> versions as the previous release.   We also add haveged, a daemon to 
> help generate entropy on diskless systems, for a more cryptographically 
> sound system.  Testing shows that previous versions of tor-ramdisk were 
> operating at near zero entropy, while haveged easily keeps the available 
> entropy close to 9000 bits. Upgrading is strongly encouraged.


Is there a good way to send you suggestions for the build script? There
isn't a trac component for tor-ramdisk, should one be created for this?


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