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Re: Firefox extension: TorButton

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 05:06:34PM +0100, Matej Kovacic wrote:
> what about feature to show Tor status (I mean of a Tor process) and 
> possibilities of auto launching Tor (or relaunching) if it is not active?
> And what about settings of Tor through Firefox... something like "light" 
> Tor CP ad FF extension?

Both of these are beyond the scope of Torbutton.  The first is the job of
a daemon manager and the second is a job for the tor gui.

However, there is likely to be a Torbutton fork soon which will move in
the direction of feature bloat.  :-)

> If it is possible to run external programs through FF extensions and if 
> it is possible to read/write ASCII files (like tor config), that would 
> be possible to implement.

Firefox extensions are written in JavaScript, which should not be
executing external programs or be able to access files on disk.  If it is
possible, it is a security flaw.