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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

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

It’s Up to You

242 words by gman999 written on 2015–11–03, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: buildbot, openbsd, project, tor

Since we launched TDP two of us spend a lot of time energy and resources getting the various projects designed and implemented.

But there is always room for one two three more.

It’s a perfect opportunity to start testing Tor Browser 5. .3. Fork the repository submit issues about the software. … read more

TB 5.0.3 Packages Updated, Again

123 words by gman999 written on 2015–11–11, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, porting, tor-browser

The a href “http://mirrors.nycbug.org/pub/snapshots/packages/amd64/” Tor Browser 5. .3 packages were updated again due to the need for icu4c version 56.1. Both devel/nspr and textproc/icu4c are updated in the OpenBSD ports tree and the TB packages have been rebuilt for them. Be sure to make sure packages or ports are updated before installing. If the host is updated there’s no need to use our devel/nspr or textproc/icu4c packages. … read more

Onto the Next Phase

256 words by gman999 written on 2016–02–16, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

The progress we’ve made over the past five days was exhausting yet exciting.

Some very significant steps were made with Tor Browser. A revised 5.5 release does not contain the start-tor-browser script any longer all the necessary setup steps are now done with Javascript including the profile setup. The Firefox add-ons are now dumped into the profile as files such as https-everywhere eff.org.xpi instead of being extracted into directories. Additionally we are now building an i386 version of TB. … read more

TB 5.5 and More New Snapshots

204 words by gman999 written on 2016–02–21, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

Yesterday the OpenBSD snapshots updated to 1881 for amd64 and 16 9 for i386. TB is working fine on both.

Meanwhile the TB packages were updated. First we implemented a meta TB package as per landry ’s comments. Note that the start-tor-browser script was also deprecated recently. All the sloppy setup gook was replaced by neater Firefox hacks. … read more

Tor Browser Ports for 5.5 Tagged

388 words by gman999 written on 2016–02–05, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

I just merged 5.5 onto master and tagged it. This release was much easier after the work on 5. .6 which has us using mozilla.port.mk instead of a bunch of cut-and-paste adapted from same. This makes things a lot easier moving forward. So far 5.5 on amd64 is looking good. … read more

TB 5.5 on the Current Snapshots

408 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–31, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

As of last week’s OpenBSD’s i386 and amd64 snapshots TB 5.5 is no longer working.

We are looking to start building the Tor Project’s most recent TB soon. Spending time on TB 5.5 is fruitless when 5.5.4 is the current TP release. … read more

STATUS: TB 5.5 and i386/amd64 Snapshots

17 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–13, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

TB 5.5 is working fine with the newest OpenBSD snapshots:

amd64 is 189 i386 is 1618 … read more

STATUS: TB 5.5 and i386/amd64 Snapshots

21 words by gman999 written on 2016–03–10, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, tor-browser

Tor Browser 5.5 is still working with the newest OpenBSD snapshots which is 1638 for i386 and 1918 for amd64. … read more

So Much Quiet Progress

229 words by gman999 written on 2016–06–29, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: meetconf, openbsd, project, tor-browser

This blog remained silent over the past several months despite a flurry of very significant TDP activities.

The accomplishments are not reducible to a single blog entry but here are summaries of the more interesting:

There was continued development and the release of several Tor Browser versions. Packages for 6. and 6. .2 the current version were produced. The OpenBSD packages for both amd64 and i386 are available at http://mirror.nycbug.org/pub/snapshots/packages/{amd64 i386}. With feedback from the OpenBSD ports mailing list another version of TB 6. .2 is in the works. … read more

Signify Sanity

68 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–17, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: crypto, openbsd, signify

signify 1 was released in 2 14 as a simple means of signing and verifying files on OpenBSD.

What does signify have to do with TDP?

The current and standard practice for verifying the integrity of digial signatures on software is to use GnuPG. The procedure is tedious and likely ignored by most TB users. … read more

Test Tor Browser 6.0.5 for OpenBSD

86 words by gman999 written on 2016–10–05, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, testing, tor-browser

The release of TB 6. .5 has been worked and reworked and submitted to the OpenBSD ports list.

If you’re an OpenBSD user running amd64 snapshots and you want more operating system on the Tor network you should be testing it. As always consider this release without warranties and a serious infraction to your online anonymity … read more

In The Tree

63 words by attila written on 2016–11–13, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: milestones, openbsd, ports, tor-browser

It was a long haul but the Tor Browser ports were finally accepted into the OpenBSD ports tree today.

A huge thanks to landry semarie danj mmcc and all the other ports people who made this possible with their critiques … read more

Running OpenBSD -current for Tor Relays?

344 words by gman999 written on 2017–02–27, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, operator, relay, tor

The question of which branch or flavor of OpenBSD to use for a Tor relay is a frequent point of mention.

OpenBSD maintains three flavors:

-release which comes out every six months as sure as the sun rises if not earlier on occasion … read more

BeagleBone Online and Busy

387 words by gman999 written on 2017–03–30, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: arm, bbb, openbsd, relay, tor

The BeagleBone Black Tor relay is fully operational and according to both one of the Tor Status sites and Tor Atlas is already pushing about 1 MBps.

It’s not up on the Buildbot yet but should be once some technical glitches are resolved on our end. … read more

Tor Relay on a BeagleBone Black Running OpenBSD -current

436 words by gman999 written on 2017–03–28, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: arm, bbb, openbsd, relay, tor

For anyone who hasn’t gotten the news x86 hardware no longer reigns supreme in server land. For years other architectures namely ARM are increasingly moving beyond esoteric or hidden purposes. ARM isn’t just for your cell phone anymore.

On that note TDP is set up a Tor relay on a a href “https://beagleboard.org/black” BeagleBone Black running OpenBSD. The OpenBSD a href “https://www.openbsd.org/armv7.html” armv7 platform covers some of the more popular armv7 hardware including the Wandboard Cubieboard not to mention other BeagleBones and the BeagleBoard. … read more

Testing obfs4proxy on FreeBSD and OpenBSD

467 words by gman999 written on 2017–08–08, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: freebsd, openbsd, pt, tbb, tor

UPDATE 2 17 81 : both ports are ready for more testing and the OpenBSD obfs4 and the two dependencies were submitted for the ports system.

UPDATE 2 17 8 9: as per Yawning’s ticket we’re in the process of updating and testing both ports. … read more

Tor Browser 7.0.4 in OpenBSD -current ports

395 words by gman999 written on 2017–08–27, last edit: 2017–09–03, tags: openbsd, ports, tbb, tor-browser

Earlier today Tor Browser 7. .4 was committed to OpenBSD’s -current ports.

On some levels it’s a non-spectacular event. We build the packages test those packages rebuild retest and then Attila submits the diff to OpenBSD’s ports list. Sometimes I retest from source or packages … read more

Tor Browser 7.0.5 in OpenBSD -current ports

170 words by attila written on 2017–09–27, last edit: 2017–10–10, tags: openbsd, ports, tbb, tor-browser

Tor Browser 7. .5 was committed yesterday into OpenBSD’s -current ports. It hasn’t show up as a package yet but should soon.

At the moment the i386 port is building from an updated ports tree. Usually if a port compiles correctly on amd64 it compiles fine … read more

obfs4proxy is Everywhere

158 words by gman999 written on 2017–10–03, last edit: 2017–10–10, tags: freebsd, netbsd, openbsd, pkgsrc, pt, tbb, tor

obfs4proxy is the most common pluggable transport offered by Tor to evade censorship.

obfs4proxy wasn’t in any of the BSD port systems until now.

net/obfs4proxy is now in the -current OpenBSD ports tree and will be in the 6.2 -stable release ports for November 1 … read more

Onionshare: patches and ports

62 words by attila written on 2018–02–24, last edit: 2018–04–20, tags: freebsd, onionshare, openbsd, porting, tor

OnionShare has been on our radar for a while and we’ve finally made some progress:

  1. After two tries we got our patches upstream
  2. Several rounds of criticism on the ports openbsd.org mailing list have resulted in a working port you can check out our … read more

The Eight Stages of a Tor Browser Update for OpenBSD Ports

3519 words by attila written on 2018–04–18, last edit: 2018–04–25, tags: openbsd, porting, tbb

This post describes what I do to get an update ready for the Tor Browser ports under OpenBSD. All of this is done on -current the OpenBSD head of line although backporting this work to the -stable release is high on our list of things to … read more

Tor Browser 7.5.3 in OpenBSD -current Ports

77 words by attila written on 2018–04–26, last edit: 2018–04–26, tags: openbsd, ports, tbb, tor-browser

Tor Browser 7.5.3 was committed on the 24th. It hasn’t shown up as a package yet for -current but it’s just a matter of time. Many thanks to sthen for doing this

I’ve also posted a proposed patch to backport 7.5.3 to OpenBSD 6.3-stable. I’ll do my best to keep up on … read more


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