Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#2133 closed defect (fixed)

Migrate relevant wiki faq entries to docs/faq.wml on the website

Reported by: phobos Owned by: mttp
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Keywords: faq
Cc: phoul, arma, atagar Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

For the actual questions that are asked frequently, based upon tor-assistants emails, migrate them over to faq.wml. the rest can either sit or be removed.

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#9910closedmttpLink messed up on Tor FAQ pageWebpages/Website

Attachments (1)

morefaqs.patch (25.5 KB) - added by mttp 6 years ago.
Adds FAQs from the wiki to the website page.

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Change History (29)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Owner: set to mttp
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by phoul

Cc: admin@… added

Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Attachment: morefaqs.patch added

Adds FAQs from the wiki to the website page.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Status: assignedneeds_review

These are the questions I've added so far. There are still plenty more to go, and I plan to submit one or more additional patches for the other questions, but I wanted to dump what I had so far. Please someone make sure these answers are accurate (for example the IPv6 question!). I've modified them some, for example, by eliminating references to Polipo.

New questions added:
How can I share files anonymously through Tor?
Do I have to open all these outbound ports on my firewall?
How can I tell if Tor is working, and that my connections really are anonymized?
How do I use my browser for ftp with Tor?
Why does Google show up in foreign languages?
What log level should I use?
Is there a list of default exit ports?
How do I check if my application that uses SOCKS is leaking DNS requests?
I want to run my Tor client on a different computer than my applications.
Can I install Tor on a central server, and have my clients connect to it?
How often does Tor change its paths?
Tor uses hundreds of bytes for every IRC line. I can't afford that!
Why does netstat show these outbound connections?
You should let people choose their path length.
You should split each connection over many paths.
Your default exit policy should block unallocated net blocks too.
Exit policies should be able to block websites, not just IP addresses.
You should change Tor to prevent users from posting certain content.
Tor should support IPv6.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 ; Changed 6 years ago by mttp

I just committed these changes to svn. Please someone verify that I didn't break _everything_

comment:5 in reply to:  4 ; Changed 6 years ago by phobos

Replying to mttp:

I just committed these changes to svn. Please someone verify that I didn't break _everything_

Which SVN revision was it? I don't see an svn commit from you https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-commits/2013-August/thread.html

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to phobos:

Replying to mttp:

I just committed these changes to svn. Please someone verify that I didn't break _everything_

Which SVN revision was it? I don't see an svn commit from you https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-commits/2013-August/thread.html

It showed up in #tor-bots as revision 26317 (/website): Adds 20 FAQ entries.

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

I see what you did. You need to commit to website/trunk, not the root of website. You should revert your commit, and then just commit faq.wml in website/trunk/docs/en

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

There, I just reverted your commit so you don't have to fight with svn.

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Cc: arma added

comment:10 in reply to:  8 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to phobos:

There, I just reverted your commit so you don't have to fight with svn.

I appreciate that. Ok, I svn'ed again, and the possibility exists that I did it right this time.

comment:11 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

Getting closer. When you checkout the website, you should have three directories:

  • tags
  • branches
  • trunk

Inside trunk is where you want to do your changes and commits.

comment:12 in reply to:  11 ; Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to phobos:

Getting closer. When you checkout the website, you should have three directories:

  • tags
  • branches
  • trunk

Inside trunk is where you want to do your changes and commits.

I imported once, then noticed there was one question with an old answer that hadn't been updated at all. The question was "What programs can I use with Tor". Now trying fanagle svn so I can import my updated updated file.

comment:13 in reply to:  12 ; Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to mttp:

Replying to phobos:

Getting closer. When you checkout the website, you should have three directories:

  • tags
  • branches
  • trunk

Inside trunk is where you want to do your changes and commits.

I imported once, then noticed there was one question with an old answer that hadn't been updated at all. The question was "What programs can I use with Tor". Now trying fanagle svn so I can import my updated updated file.

fanagle'd.

comment:14 in reply to:  13 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

I imported once, then noticed there was one question with an old answer that hadn't been updated at all. The question was "What programs can I use with Tor". Now trying fanagle svn so I can import my updated updated file.

fanagle'd.

Sorry for the cryptic comment. I was up too late messing with svn. What I meant was that I pushed a commit.

comment:15 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

Ok, it seems you've replicated trunk inside trunk. Here's all you need to do:

  1. svn checkout https://svn.torproject.org/svn/website
  2. cd website/trunk
  3. edit docs/en/faq.wml
  4. svn commit
  5. done.

I'm not sure what steps you're taking, or if you're trying to use git-svn or something other than native svn client.

I reverted the duplicate trunk with svn commit r26327.

comment:16 in reply to:  15 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to phobos:

Ok, it seems you've replicated trunk inside trunk. Here's all you need to do:

  1. svn checkout https://svn.torproject.org/svn/website
  2. cd website/trunk
  3. edit docs/en/faq.wml
  4. svn commit
  5. done.

I'm not sure what steps you're taking, or if you're trying to use git-svn or something other than native svn client.

Ok, I've followed these instructions. I think I was confusing myself with various stackoverflow pages. I hope I haven't caused you too much headache.

comment:17 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

I've committed another change that adds some more FAQ entries and corrects a few entries I already submitted.

comment:18 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Can you merge my newest commit? There was a missing html tag in my last commit and I've fixed that in my new commit.

comment:19 Changed 6 years ago by phobos

What's left to move over to faq.wml?

comment:20 Changed 6 years ago by arma

The already-moved entries have a variety of typos and html errors in them. I've been meaning to go through and clean them up but I haven't found time. I mostly do it when I notice something's wrong in a faq entry I point somebody at. That would be a fine task for somebody else.

As for whether we want to move any more, I think the answer is yes but I don't know what Matt's plan was.

comment:21 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Below are the FAQ entries that are still on the wiki but not on the web page. I put stars by the answers that I'm not sure are up to date anymore.


My Tor keeps crashing.*
I installed Tor and Polipo but it's not working.*
Will ​Torbutton be available for other browsers?
Does Tor remove personal information from the data my application sends?
How do I access Tor hidden services?
My Internet connection requires an HTTP or SOCKS proxy.*
What should I do if I can't use an http proxy with my application?*
I keep seeing these warnings about SOCKS and DNS and information leaks. Should I worry?*
How do I check if my application that uses SOCKS is leaking DNS requests?*
Why do we need Polipo or Privoxy with Tor? Which is better?*
Vidalia doesn't work in Windows 2000?*
I'm on OSX or Linux and I want to run another application through the Tor launched by Tor Browser Bundle. How do I predict my SOCKS port?*
I want to install my favorite extension in TBB. How do I do it?*
Do I have to reinstall my extensions every time I upgrade TBB?*
How do I decide if I should run a relay?
How can I get Tor to fully make use of my high capacity connection?
Why doesn't my Windows (or other OS) Tor relay run well?
I don't have a static IP.
My cable/dsl modem keeps crashing. What's going on?
Why do I get portscanned more often when I run a Tor relay?
I have more than one CPU. Does this help?
What bandwidth shaping options are available to Tor relays?
Does BandwidthRate really work?
How can I limit the total amount of bandwidth used by my Tor relay?
Why does my relay write more bytes onto the network than it reads?
Why can I not browse anymore after limiting bandwidth on my Tor relay?
How can I make my relay accessible to people stuck behind restrictive firewalls?
Bridge related questions
How do I provide a hidden service?
What is the BadExit flag?
I got the BadExit flag. Why did that happen?
My relay recently got the Guard flag and traffic dropped by half!
I'm facing legal trouble. How do I prove that my server was a Tor relay at a given time?
I'm still having issues. Where can I get help?
Who is responsible for Tor?
What do these weird version numbers mean?
How do I set up my own private Tor network?
How can I make my Java program use the Tor Network?*
What is libevent?
What do I need to do to get a new feature into Tor?
What protections does Tor provide?
Can exit nodes eavesdrop on communications? Isn't that bad?
What is Exit Enclaving?
So I'm totally anonymous if I use Tor?*
Where can I learn more about anonymity?
Tor and VPN
Aren't 10 proxies (proxychains) better than Tor with only 3 hops? - proxychains vs Tor
bridge vs non-bridge users anonymity*
Which Tor node knows what?
You should send padding so it's more secure.
You should migrate application streams across circuits.
You should let the network pick the path, not the client.
You should use steganography to hide Tor traffic.
Info to help with police or lawyers questions about exit relays.


How does one convert the .wml files to .html files locally? To preview the page in my browser I just change the wml extension to html and change it back to wml before uploading it. Is there a better way?

Last edited 6 years ago by mttp (previous) (diff)

comment:22 in reply to:  21 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Replying to mttp:

How does one convert the .wml files to .html files locally? To preview the page in my browser I just change the wml extension to html and change it back to wml before uploading it. Is there a better way?

The best way is to build the website locally. That will generate the html files. See the README file in the website root directory for some hints.

comment:23 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

I made a commit cleaning up some of the existing FAQ entries.

comment:24 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Added five more FAQ entries and did some more cleanup.

comment:25 in reply to:  24 ; Changed 6 years ago by arma

Cc: atagar added

Replying to mttp:

Added five more FAQ entries and did some more cleanup.

None of your commit mails are making it to the tor-commits list. Perhaps you should check with Damian or another list maintainer and try to get yourself whitelisted? (Thanks!)

comment:26 in reply to:  25 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Replying to arma:

None of your commit mails are making it to the tor-commits list. Perhaps you should check with Damian or another list maintainer and try to get yourself whitelisted? (Thanks!)

Emailed him today. Additionally, I made another commit adding 4 FAQ entries.

comment:27 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

The migration is complete. Andrew and Moritz said that keeping two different FAQ pages (one wiki, one static) was fine. Roger said he's not so sure. Follow-up and continued improvements to the website FAQ are being discussed on #10990.

comment:28 Changed 6 years ago by mttp

Cc: phoul added; admin@… removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed
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