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Re: [tor-talk] Tor no longer works with win2K ??

Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
On 11/10/2011 02:39 AM, Anon Mus wrote:
I got a message to upgrade my Tor version..

Nov 10 10:20:45.953 [Warning] Please upgrade! This version of Tor
( is obsolete, according to the directory authorities.
Recommended versions are:,,,

But (as before) the latest versions of the expert install do not work.

Here's the stable..

Nov 10 10:17:10.093 [Notice] Tor v0.2.2.34 (git-c4eae752f0d157ce). This
is experimental software. Do not rely on it for strong anonymity.
(Running on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 [workstation])

Just as a general warning, I suspect the Random Number Generator on
Windows 2000 is not so great. I would seriously consider installing a
recent Operating system or booting a tails live CD.

All the best,

As I understand it the random number generator in win2k is the same as the one in WinNT, Win2003, WinXP and Windows Vista.


Does this mean support for these Windows OSes is also to be withdrawn?

Perhaps you can ensure a full explanation is placed a warning on the Torproject web site otherwise lots of users will be using Windows operating systems which are vulnerable.

I would have thought a responsible Tor project leadership would have seen to this already! But not a word, WHY?

Obviously my questions are still NOT being answered, I QUOTE,

Nov 10 10:17:10.093 [Error] Error from libevent: event.c:1413: Assertion base failed in event_base_get_method

So this is still a problem, the libvent event failure c:1413.

So is Tor supporting win2k still or not and is there a fix or work around to this problem?"

Can I get a reply from someone on the tor dev team about this ERROR and whether Win2k is being supported now or not? "

I re-iterate, can I get a reply from someone on the tor dev team about this ERROR and whether Win2k is being supported now or not?

Why no replies to genuine and relevant questions? The silence makes the Tor dev team appear to have something to hide.


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