[tor-talk] Tor in background on iOS 9?

Nathan Freitas nathan at freitas.net
Sun Jul 12 02:52:07 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jul 11, 2015, at 07:25 PM, Ed Baskerville wrote:
> Long-time lurker, first-time poster.
> It looks like Apple is finally going to allow background-running network
> proxies on iOS, via app extensions. It's not obvious at a glance if you
> can do everything you need to do to run Tor, but it looks promising:

>From Chris Ballinger of ChatSecure, who has built Tor into it on iOS:

"Unfortunately, you need a special "entitlements" file from Apple in
order to use the API. I've already requested one but haven't heard
anything back yet.

This is definitely the holy grail for running Tor on iOS."

Sounds promising if you can navigate the usual Apple hoops.

> https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2015/?id=717
> https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/iOS90APIDiffs/frameworks/NetworkExtension.html
> Has anyone started working on something like Orbot for iOS 9 yet?
> Ed
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