Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 weeks 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:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

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 set to 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 changed from Tor Client to Tor

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

  • Milestone changed from Tor: 0.2.3.x-final to Tor: unspecified

comment:5 Changed 5 weeks ago by nickm

  • Component changed from Core Tor/Tor to Core Tor/Torsocks
  • Owner set to dgoulet
  • Severity set to Normal

comment:6 Changed 5 weeks ago by nickm

  • Milestone Tor: unspecified deleted

comment:7 Changed 5 weeks ago by nickm

  • Actual Points set to 0
  • Component changed from Core Tor/Torsocks to Core Tor/Tor
  • Keywords documentation added
  • Milestone set to Tor: 0.3.1.x-final
  • Status changed from new to needs_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 5 weeks 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 weeks ago by arma

  • Resolution set to implemented
  • Status changed from needs_review to closed

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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