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Archives: October 2015

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Updated Tor Browser Packages

149 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–31, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

The upstream code from the Tor Project and above them Mozilla are moving targets we contend with each release. Then there is the ultimate moving target: the incessant war between surveillance and anonymity censorship and circumvention. Finally there is the operating system as a moving target all Tor Browser porters face. … read more

The BSD Relay Guides

78 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–30, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, guides, relays

In their current forms the BSD relay guides are unclear and sloppy and possibly inaccurate in some places. We are putting some work into the FreeBSD Guide for Configuring Relays and will probably divide it into two parts: the short version for the impatient with other topics being migrated to another page entiled “Advanced.” … read more

Our First Bells

302 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–29, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, project

Over six months ago we launched TDP in its current form. In March the GitHub repository https://github.com/torbsd was initialized and we put some meat on the skeleton we had been toying around with.

We count a lot of accomplishments since launching but should be honest about TDP’s weakest point: marketing and publicity. Of course it’s something we’re proud of to an extent. Too many open source projects focus almost solely on publicity and don’t actually accomplish much else. Nevertheless we will try to start providing a clearer picture of our progress and notes here. … read more

Beyond OS Diversity

297 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–28, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, geo, monocultures, statistics

TDP focuses on operating system diversification for Tor with BSD Unix. But the need for diversity is more than just operating systems. A quick browse at one of the Tor Status sites or more specifically the Network Statistics Graphs the lack of geographical diversity is disturbing. … read more

Tor Browser version 5.0.3 for OpenBSD

271 words by gman999 written on 2015–10–26, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

The Tor BSD Diversity Project TDP is proud to announce the release of Tor Browser TB version 5. .3 for OpenBSD.

TDP is an effort to extend the use of the BSD Unixes into the Tor ecosystem from the desktop to the network. … read more


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