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[tor-talk] Tor implementation in JavaScript / FirefoxOS


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As Andreas wrote, there is the node-Tor [1] project, it's implementing the OP and OR inside browsers, as well as on any js platform like node. It's fully working, it does implement some other protocols on top of the Tor protocol used for example for Peersm project [2], it is used too for the Peersm clients and Websocket bridges [3], it can of course connect to the Tor Websocket bridges (flash proxy), it implements whatever necessary Tor, SSL/TLS, ws, socks, etc in js, ORDB1 to 3 are live in the Tor network.

The target of Peersm is to have the peers (ie browsers) implement the Tor nodes using WebRTC.

So the Onion proxy is inside the browser, then the question is: how can I browse things with the OR inside the browser? You can easily fetch things connecting to a Tor or Peersm bridge via Websosckets but how to browse?

The idea is of course to get rid of the traditional SOCKS proxy, whose configuration can be a bit painfull for some and depends on the platform, this was the concept of [4], but definitely too much complicate and not very user friendly for something that is implemented inside browsers, then supposedly easy to use.

So the question remains, you should have a means to say "I am loading http://www.example.com, direct all the requests that this page is loading as you would do it using SOCKS to one of the x circuits I have established with the Tor network"

This might look quite strange, but maybe something like createObjectURL('example.com html code', reference to the transport supporting my Tor circuits (ws, webrtc))



[1] https://github.com/Ayms/node-Tor
[2] http://www.peersm.com
[3] https://github.com/Ayms/node-Tor/tree/master/install and https://github.com/Ayms/node-Tor/tree/master/min
[4] http://www.ianonym.com

Peersm : http://www.peersm.com
node-Tor : https://www.github.com/Ayms/node-Tor
GitHub : https://www.github.com/Ayms

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