[tor-talk] [Tor-ramdisk] Tor-ramdisk 2014 20140309 released
Anthony G. Basile
basile at opensource.dyc.edu
Sat Mar 22 23:53:52 UTC 2014
On 03/22/2014 04:17 PM, Matthew Finkel wrote:
> 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?
> Tor-ramdisk mailing list
> Tor-ramdisk at opensource.dyc.edu
Easiest way is to 1) join the tor-ramdisk list , 2) submit patches to
 Instructions at http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-ramdisk-mailinglists
Anthony G. Basile, Ph. D.
Chair of Information Technology
Buffalo, NY 14201
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