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Re: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page
On Tuesday 19 December 2006 21:22, Michael Holstein wrote:
> 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)
It's almost as overwhelming as tns and torstat. I guess I'm thinking more
along the lines of a landing page for tor users. Something that will ease the
first-time user into anonymous browsing and perhaps give them some do's and
don'ts before they get started, along with a basic health check on their
Some more suggestions (taken from good stuff buried halfway down showmyip):
* Browser detected
My point is that it would be such an easy thing to do given that all of these
sites have the infrastructure already in place. Just a question of
> Robert Hogan wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > http://lefkada.eecs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/ipaddr.pl?tor=1
> > https://tns.nighteffect.com/
> > https://torstat.xenobite.eu/
> > 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...
> > Robert
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