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Re: [tor-talk] tor+virtualbox questions

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 2:11 PM, intrigeri <intrigeri@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have seen posts regarding running vmware's networking through Tor,
>> but have not seen anything specific to what I am doing.
>> I am running Tor inside a linx virtual machine based on virtualbox,
>> configured to use bridged network access.  check.torproject.org
>> happily says i am running tor. So my questions are
>> 1. Does this mean as along as I run the browser from inside the
>> virtual machine I am safe?
> This setup gets you a bit more safety than not using VirtualBox at all
> because the host IP and hardware are not directly exposed to the
> guest. I am not sure about indirectly, so I am unsure of the practical
> gain, if it exists at all.
>> 3. We already have usb based torbrowser, I was hoping to use
>> virtualbox to build usbbased tor operating system package. Has this
>> been done before? This is so that they can just plug in the "TorVM
>> Usb" into a spare usb and run a virtual machine, with access to all
>> the unix tools running through tor.
> You may want to have a look to Tails features (and TODO list) with
> regards to virtualization:
>       https://tails.boum.org/todo/virtualization_support/
> The last section, about "Portable VirtualBox" et al., may be of
> particular interest to you. Help is welcome. In case you decide to
> build a fully Torified OS from scratch, please have a look to the
> Tails design document before you actually start:
>         https://tails.boum.org/contribute/design/
> ... it may convince you you actually don't want to undertake that
> mission, and you may eventually prefer to help us making Tails better :)

Yes, this is definitely similar to what I wanted to do, except I was
looking into *bsd as the guest os.
The tails webpage also indicates a similar concern, whether this
actually serves the purpose of anonimity if the host OS is a paid OS
in some publicly accessible computer. I need to read up a bit more.

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