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Archives: August 2016

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The Buildbot Needs BSD Relays

350 words by gman999 written on 2016–08–18, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: bsd, buildbot, tor

One of the small yet important projects spawning from this Tor-BSD meme is Christian S.’s BSD Buildbot. Essentially it’s a tool for development builds of Tor for the Tor Project with volunteers enlisting their BSD relays.

Recently its relevance was reinforced due to some libevent issues with OpenBSD and Tor. The OpenBSD base includes libevent and libevent2 is a dependency port LIB_DEPENDS for the Tor port. Tor Project Trac tickets include 199 2 and 199 4. … read more

Replying to Tor Blog Comments

1505 words by gman999 written on 2016–08–05, last edit: 2016–08–05, tags: opinions, tor

The last Tor blog post on Tor .2.8.8 is released with important fixes prompted a flurry of comments regarding the BSDs and the Tor Project.

An important part of the Tor .2.8.8 release was a fix for bug 2 1 3 discovered by TDP. Tor on OpenBSD was crashing with OpenBSD relays running .2.8.7 as the first hop. Gman999 first encountered the crashes while testing new TBB packages. Attila did the heavy lifting and reported it to the TP’s Trac. … read more


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