[tor-talk] Tor-ramdisk 20150616 released

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Wed Jun 24 12:20:17 UTC 2015

On 06/24/2015 05:36 AM, Ivan Tham wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 05:42:23PM -0400, Anthony G. Basile wrote:
>> On 6/23/15 3:46 PM, Mirimir wrote:
>>> On 06/22/2015 08:58 AM, 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 a 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.
>>> Will this work on micro PCs like Raspberry Pi2, Banana Pi, etc?
> No, this won't work on computer with arm architecture such as raspberry
> pi and banana pi as it only target i686 and x86_64.

Yes, that's what I thought. Same problem with pfSense :(

>> I don't have a *pi so I haven't been able to target one, but there's
>> no reason I can't target arm.  I used to target mips routers (the
>> mikrotik 450G's), but there were no users and so I stopped.

FWIW, it looks like Banana Pi would be a better choice, because it has a
real gigabit NIC, unlike Raspberry Pi2 that has 100Mbps USB NIC.

Well, if I can find a suitable hosting provider (has Banana Pi, allows
Tor exits, and accepts Bitcoin) I'll ask Anthony to target ARM.

>>>> Changelog:
>>>> Tor was updated to, openssl to 1.0.1o and the kernel to 4.0.5 +
>>>> Gentoo's hardened-patches-4.0.5-1.extras.
>>>> i686:
>>>> Homepage: http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-ramdisk
>>>> Download: http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-ramdisk-downloads
>>>> x86_64:
>>>> Homepage: http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-x86_64-ramdisk
>>>> Download: http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-x86_64-ramdisk-downloads
>> -- 
>> Anthony G. Basile, Ph. D.
>> Chair of Information Technology
>> D'Youville College
>> Buffalo, NY 14201
>> (716) 829-8197
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