[tor-talk] Platform diversity in Tor network [was: OpenBSD doc/TUNING]
art.istom at yandex.ru
Wed Nov 5 17:20:36 UTC 2014
On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 10:15:48AM -0600, Tom Ritter wrote:
> On 5 November 2014 03:04, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Libertas <libertas at mykolab.com> wrote:
> >> I think it would be a good idea to add OpenBSD to doc/TUNING because [...]
> >> promoting OpenBSD relays benefits the Tor network's security.
> > Absolutely. Not just due to OpenBSD's security positioning, but
> > moreso from network diversity. Windows is its own world.
> I tried installing OpenBSD once... it was tough, heh.
> Coming from a Windows background, I like the idea of running more
> nodes on (up-to-date, maintained) Windows servers.
Using Windows + Tor contradicts with the fact of collusion US
corporations with US government to commandeer Internet.
> I'll also throw out the obvious that if we're talking about diversity
> for the purposes of security, the network-accessible parts of tor rely
> on OpenSSL, which would probably be difficult to swap out, but might
> be worth it as an experiment. Even if it's to LibreSSL. Maybe the
> zlib library also, but that one's had a lot fewer problems than
If I remember correctly there was commit(s) for libressl support.
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