Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 months ago

#6892 closed defect (implemented)

improve torify manpage to say different connections may be over the same circuit.

Reported by: weasel Owned by: dgoulet
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.3.1.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.3.21-rc
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-client documentation
Cc: Actual Points: 0
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

Linus Lüssing would like the torify manpage to spell out that it does not do anything to make different torify calls unlinkable.

Probably not an unreasonable request.

For details of his request see
http://bugs.debian.org/681123

Cheers,
weasel

Child Tickets

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.3.x-final

I'd take a patch for this.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.3.x-finalTor: unspecified

comment:5 Changed 4 months ago by nickm

Component: Core Tor/TorCore Tor/Torsocks
Owner: set to dgoulet
Severity: Normal

comment:6 Changed 4 months ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:7 Changed 4 months ago by nickm

Actual Points: 0
Component: Core Tor/TorsocksCore Tor/Tor
Keywords: documentation added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.1.x-final
Status: newneeds_review

Wait, no, this did belong in Tor.

I've written a tiny patch as torify-manpage that also removes some legacy text from torify.1.txt

comment:8 Changed 4 months ago by cypherpunks

Drive-by cypherpunks with some small improvements.

diff --git a/doc/torify.1.txt b/doc/torify.1.txt
index 614e3f63f..f0f665437 100644
--- a/doc/torify.1.txt
+++ b/doc/torify.1.txt
@@ -17,12 +17,10 @@ SYNOPSIS
 
 DESCRIPTION
 -----------
-**torify** is a simple wrapper that 
-calls torsocks with a tor-specific
+**torify** is a simple wrapper that calls torsocks with a tor-specific
 configuration file.
 
-It is provided for backward compatibility; probably instead you should
-just use torsocks.
+It is provided for backward compatibility; instead you should use torsocks.
 
 WARNING
 -------
@@ -30,8 +28,8 @@ When used with torsocks, torify should not leak DNS requests or UDP data.
 
 torify can leak ICMP data.
 
-torify will not ensure that different requests are processed on
-different circuits.
+torify will not ensure that different requests are processed on different
+circuits.
 
 SEE ALSO
 --------
@@ -39,4 +37,4 @@ SEE ALSO
 
 AUTHORS
 -------
-Peter Palfrader and Jacob Appelbaum wrote this manual.
+Written by Peter Palfrader and Jacob Appelbaum.

comment:9 Changed 4 months ago by arma

Resolution: implemented
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Merged. I took some of the suggestions from cypherpunks above (but not all of them, because some of them were mistaken). Thanks!

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