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Tor Hardware Router (Tor in a box)
i talked to some ppl about this point and so far all of them
thought, that it could be a good idea - so i want to present my idea to
In my opinion it would be a good thing for spreading tor,
if tor would be easier for end-users.
I imagine an independent tor-router hardware.
(it is a little embedded pc - quite cheap - form factor of a normal home
wireless mini-pci cards are optional - so it could be used as a wireless
access point, too.
the whole thing should be configurable via webinterface, like for example
the m0n0wall linux firewall (they also use the wrap hardware):
(see here: http://m0n0.ch/wall/ )
features should include:
- possibility to run as server, client, hidden service (forward to local
- built in proxy
- independent trust system (external directory service or something)
(if the box images would be precompiled they could be more trustworthy,
of course sources should be availiable, too)
only a quick idea - you probably have even more ideas...
perhaps we should look at the m0n0wall project... i think there are some
ideas realized, which could
be used for a tor-in-a-box project, too:
quoute from m0n0wall:
" m0n0wall is probably *the first UNIX system that has its boot-time
configuration done with PHP*,
rather than the usual shell scripts, and that has *the entire system
configuration stored in XML format*."
what do you think?