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Re: [tor-talk] [Tor-ramdisk] Tor-ramdisk 2014 20140309 released

On 03/22/2014 04:17 PM, Matthew Finkel wrote:
On Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 06:38:23PM -0400, Anthony G. Basile wrote:
Hi everyone

I want to announce to the list that a new release of tor-ramdisk is out.
Tor-ramdisk is an i686, x86_64 or MIPS uClibc-based micro Linux
distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an
environment that maximizes security and privacy. Security is enhanced by
hardening the kernel and binaries, and privacy is enhanced by forcing
logging to be off at all levels so that even the Tor operator only has
access to minimal information. Finally, since everything runs in
ephemeral memory, no information survives a reboot, except for the Tor
configuration file and the private RSA key, which may be
exported/imported by FTP or SCP.


This release bumps tor to version and the kernel to 3.13.5 plus
Gentoo's hardened-patches.  All other components are kept at the same
versions as the previous release.   We also add haveged, a daemon to
help generate entropy on diskless systems, for a more cryptographically
sound system.  Testing shows that previous versions of tor-ramdisk were
operating at near zero entropy, while haveged easily keeps the available
entropy close to 9000 bits. Upgrading is strongly encouraged.


Is there a good way to send you suggestions for the build script? There
isn't a trac component for tor-ramdisk, should one be created for this?

Tor-ramdisk mailing list

Hi Matt,

Easiest way is to 1) join the tor-ramdisk list [1], 2) submit patches to that list.



[1] Instructions at http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-ramdisk-mailinglists

Anthony G. Basile, Ph. D.
Chair of Information Technology
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 829-8197
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