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RE: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page
I've got an initial version up now at http://www.showmyip.com/torstatus/ -
feedback welcome! More content and links to come!
. . .
From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Robert Hogan
Sent: February 1, 2007 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page
On Thursday 21 December 2006 18:36, Robert Hogan wrote:
> On Thursday 21 December 2006 05:19, you wrote:
> > Good idea. We will work on getting a page available on showmyip.com
> > to do this - maybe something like http://www.showmyip.com/torstatus/
> > with just the relevant data for new Tor users.
> > . . .
> > Wesley Kenzie
> > WebMaster
> > http://www.showmyip.com/
> > http://www.privacy-ecosystem.com/
> Sounds great, looking forward to it!
> I'll direct TorK users to it once it's up and running.
Has anyone had any further thoughts on this?
Wesley, have you thought of creating a chopped-down version of showmyip.com
as displaying geographical info?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Hogan
> > Sent: December 19, 2006 1:07 PM
> > To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: suggestion for 'is my installation of tor working?' page
> > 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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