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Re: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page

what about http://www.showmyip.com

It will tell you if you're using a TOR node (and which one, as well as its exit policy)


Robert Hogan wrote:
Hi all,


All of the above provide useful information for the first-time tor user. But the last two are only really meaningful to initates (and probably confusing to everyone else), while the first is reassuring but could really offer a little more.

What is needed (IMVHO) is a page that confirms you are using tor successfully, but also introduces you to the other services that tor offers and also some advice for the tor debutante. A sort of official or unofficial 'welcome to the tor network' page. This could be linked to in the FAQ/INSTALL and used by controllers/front-ends.

Would the maintainers of any of the above be interested in providing such a thing? Given that the heavy lifting has already been done on all of the above, it would be very trivial to create. Would there be an appetite for such a thing on the tor homepage itself?

Suggestions for content:

* A warm greeting!
* Top Five things all tor users should know
* Appeal for users to run servers and link to how-to
* An introduction to some hidden services

Anyway, just a thought...