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Tor-ramdisk 20090821 released

Hi everyone,

I want to announce to the list that a new rlease of tor-ramdisk is out.  Tor-ramdisk is an i686 or MIPS uClibc-based micro Linux distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an environment that maximizes security and privacy.  Security is enhenced by hardening the kernel and binaries, and privacy is enhanced by forcing logging to be off at all levels so that even the Tor operator only has access to minimal information. Finally, since everything runs in ephemeral memory, no information survives a reboot, except for the Tor configuration file and the private RSA key, which may be exported/imported by FTP.


This is a maintenance update: tor was updated to tor- in the new stable branch and busybox to 1.14.3.  The hardened toolchain to build the image was updated to uClibc- and gcc-4.4.1 patched with espf-0.3.3 to address a bug in the older hardened compiler gcc-3.4.6 (see tor's flyspray task #1060).

As with all releases, this one come tested "in the wild". Tor-relay node "simba" has been running this version with no problems for a week now.


Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
Chair of Information Technology
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY 14201

(716) 829-8197

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