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Re: Tips for Windows Update Over Tor
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- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:37:02 -0400
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> I'm not sure why anybody would ever want to do this
Maybe for those who use illicit copies of MS products?
> machine with iptables rules on the host machine that stopped it from
> I was never able to get the "shield icon" automatic tray updater to
Maybe it uses UDP, or other non-TCP.
> work, so I had to go to update.microsoft.com through internet explorer,
> are done through the same exit node until you have a chance to restart.
Does it complain or fail if the exit changes?
> Upgrading from a basic Service Pack 2 installation took me pretty much
Use the binary SP3 jumbo exe patch locally, then do update from there.
> the entire day on a high speed connection.
Installing and updating windows usually takes an entire day, so that's normal.
> The windows genuine advantage thing seems to work fine and I didn't have
> to restrict it to one particular exit node but that could have been luck.
MS probably allows you to 'travel the world on holiday', how nice of them.
> Anyways, hope somebody finds this useful or at least a curiosity
All depends on if _all_ the various MS updates and mechanisms are properly
signed/checked by the MS update mechanism. Otherwise, it's one massive
MITM hole. I've no idea on that.