[tor-talk] Tor-ramdisk 2014 20140309 released
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.
> This release bumps tor to version 0.2.4.21 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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