Changes between Version 37 and Version 38 of doc/TSocksPatches


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Dec 23, 2014, 11:31:27 PM (5 years ago)
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     1'''The current torsocks code is found here: [https://gitweb.torproject.org/torsocks.git/] .''' Everything below is historical and preserved for that purpose.
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    14The program [http://tsocks.sourceforge.net/ tsocks] shows promise as a wrapper script for making individual client applications work with Tor. Already, tsocks intercepts system calls that use the TCP stack and encapsulates them using SOCKS. However, there are a number of problems with tsocks. For example, tsocks does not intercept gethostbyname() system calls, leaking DNS requests in a manner that compromises the anonymity of Tor users. Additionally, tsocks contains a number of serious bugs, and it does not currently build on Mac OS X. For these reasons, we do not currently recommend that Tor users use tsocks. Nonetheless, we believe that it may be sufficient to create a new version of tsocks that carefully integrates all of the following patches:
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    15187. [http://archives.seul.org/or/dev/Apr-2006/msg00002.html Patch from Roger Dingledine to only call 127.0.0.0/8 as local if the config file doesn't provide one.]
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    17 '''There is now a fork of tsocks specifically for use with Tor, called [http://code.google.com/p/torsocks/ torsocks].'''
     20There is now a fork of tsocks specifically for use with Tor, called [http://code.google.com/p/torsocks/ torsocks].
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    1922Torsocks contains [http://code.google.com/p/torsocks/source/browse/#svn/trunk/patches/ patches] 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 above. It also contains a number of [http://code.google.com/p/torsocks/source/browse/trunk/ChangeLog enhancements].