Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#17427 new defect

Allow preseeding Enigmail options

Reported by: kytv Owned by: ioerror, sukhbir
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/TorBirdy Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: whonix-devel@… Actual Points:
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Tails uses its own keyserver, SOCKS port (for stream isolation), and no longer includes Polipo or Privoxy. It doesn't appear to be possible, currently, to override these configuration variables via preference files. Indeed, things like network.proxy.socks_port for example get overridden by Torbirdy.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by proper

Cc: whonix-devel@… added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by sukhbir

Is #14025 a related ticket?

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by adrelanos


comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 4 years ago by sukhbir

Replying to adrelanos:


I am split between making this an option just for Tails/Whonix vs for all users who may change these options inadvertently (or some other extension changes it). What are your thoughts on that?

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by adrelanos

I think a generic solution is desirable. Perhaps overwriting these variables using User.js and/or about:config. Then it should be hard to mess that up inadvertently.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by intrigeri

One of these days Enigmail will handle torification itself (the code is already in their master branch). And then most of the Torbirdy code that deals with Enigmail can go away, which should solve this ticket for free. So IMO it's not worth our time to work on a generic solution to this kind of problems, at least for Enigmail-related things (see #19971 for a branch that addresses real world issues in this area, in an ad-hoc manner, without having to wait months for a generic solution).

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