Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#18111 new enhancement

Add ability to run Tor as Windows service

Reported by: xvilka Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Normal Keywords:
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Description

Now, when Vidalia is not available anymore, what do you think about including simple *.bat file, that add Tor.exe as Windows service to autostart?

command inside this bat file should be

sc.exe create <new_service_name> binPath= "<path_to_the_service_executable>"

See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3582108/create-windows-service-from-executable

But this will require to build Tor.exe with special main function:

VOID WINAPI ServiceMain(

_In_ DWORD dwArgc,
_In_ LPTSTR *lpszArgv

);

See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms685138%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

Or it could be a simplest wrapper running Tor.exe

So people wouldn't need to run it every time from console. After running this script Tor will be added as a service and will be started automatically on reboot.

This bug inspired by personal experience, after killing Vidalia and a questions in the internet:

http://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/6496/tor-expert-bundle-on-windows-no-installation-instructions

http://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/6198/is-the-latest-tor-0-2-5-10-expert-bundle-broken/6199#6199

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Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by gk

Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installationApplications/Tor Browser

Moving to Tor Browser.

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