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Re: [tor-talk] [tor-dev] Porting Tor Browser to the BSDs
On 02/17/2015 08:30, Libertas wrote:
Has anyone looked into this? I talked to the maintainer of the OpenBSD
Firefox port, but he wasn't very interested and pointed out the
difficulty caused by the deterministic build system.
I can verify that it doesn't work out of the box, but haven't had time
to play with it much more than that. I think that the Tor Browser is an
increasingly important tool, and that it's a problem that it isn't
available on the BSDs.
There is no need to port TBB to BSD. Not worth of the effort. TBB is
unable to 100% separate tor and non-tor connections due to the network
stack architecture. TBB users are typically recommended to disable
any plugins and addons, etc. This doesn't sound like a very secure
system. The potential leaks (IP and DNS) are virtually unavoidable with TBB.
Security-by-isolation approach provides much better security in general,
because it relies on the small and simple code in the core of the
Whonix https://www.whonix.org is a very good solution available on all
BSDs today. For some reason it remains under-appreciated.
I myself also designed and implemented another solution for FreeBSD:
vbox-to-tor https://github.com/yurivict/freebsd-vbox-to-tor It allows to
run the user choice of OS in VirtualBox machine which is connected to
the tor instance that is running on the host. It is extremely easy to
setup, only few lines in rc.conf. (well, it will be extremely easy when
it will be in ports and when kernel and port patches are in).
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