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Offline JP

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Tor
« on: 27. April 2016, 16:39:43 »
I install Tor via pacman, but I can't open... this happened:
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Apr 27 11:34:28.413 [notice] Tor v0.2.7.6 running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.22-stable, OpenSSL 1.0.2g and Zlib 1.2.8.
Apr 27 11:34:28.414 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning
Apr 27 11:34:28.442 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc".
Apr 27 11:34:28.447 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050
Apr 27 11:34:28.448 [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (jp, 1000) but by tor (43). Perhaps you are running Tor as the wrong user?
Apr 27 11:34:28.448 [warn] Failed to parse/validate config: Couldn't access/create private data directory "/var/lib/tor"
Apr 27 11:34:28.448 [err] Reading config failed--see warnings above.

How fix it?
« Last Edit: 27. April 2016, 16:46:37 by JP »

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Re: Tor
« Reply #1 on: 27. April 2016, 23:09:47 »
Tor is a service, which you shouldn't run as a user. You should start the tor deamon using systemd:
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sudo systemctl start tor

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Re: Tor
« Reply #2 on: 28. April 2016, 01:02:22 »
Just to know , Tor is being busted. So you are not anonymous. Find fact on internet by urself. Google, FBI and other guys can locate you ez if you are using Tor.
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Re: Tor
« Reply #3 on: 28. April 2016, 01:34:50 »
I dont think Tor ever was - what many users seem to think it is.

For a start ... your traffic can be monitored by the Tor node you are connected to ...
Also Tor is an onion router that was developed and financed by the US Armed Forces ... connect the dots  ???

It has its uses though ... making life difficult for e-commerce trackers to wannabe crackers
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Re: Tor
« Reply #4 on: 01. May 2016, 04:52:35 »
Just to know , Tor is being busted. So you are not anonymous. Find fact on internet by urself. Google, FBI and other guys can locate you ez if you are using Tor.
I dont think Tor ever was - what many users seem to think it is.

For a start ... your traffic can be monitored by the Tor node you are connected to ...
Also Tor is an onion router that was developed and financed by the US Armed Forces ... connect the dots  ???

It has its uses though ... making life difficult for e-commerce trackers to wannabe crackers

Which alternatives you guys recommended?

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Re: Tor
« Reply #5 on: 01. May 2016, 06:08:17 »
Alternatives for anon?

Ummm ... jettison all tech,fake your death,wear metallic reflective clothes and bury yourself under several kilometres of rubble  ;D :o

Other than safeguards highlighted by https://www.eff.org/ that will protect you incrementally from commercial and civil threats - and learning comprehensively how computers and networks operate (an 'off-the-shelf package or add-on,is never going to cut it)... not much ... if you use hardware or software manufactured or written by someone other than yourself,then you cant guarantee its imperviousness ... simple as that! ... no matter what your friendly Pirate Bay script kiddie says - its the 'internet' ... so government agencies and crime syndicates will find/ignore you dependent on whichever suits their interests,they just have the resources (im guessing you dont have a km2 server farm in an undisclosed area ... and an integrated network of satillites and sensor arrays?) - i wouldnt worry though,im sure most of here,are not perceived a 'viable threat'  :)
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Re: Tor
« Reply #6 on: 01. May 2016, 09:46:19 »
I think using Tor is a good idea, because you can help others who use it as a part of their anonymization strategy.
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Re: Tor
« Reply #7 on: 01. May 2016, 16:42:54 »
I think using Tor is a good idea, because you can help others who use it as a part of their anonymization strategy.
Hmm .. yeah ... i think i erred on the side of slating ... because there sometimes seems to be a consensus at times that Tor will immediately turn you into the Invisible Man ...
But of course,(everything in flux) Tor has its positives for creating community networks or whatever .... read the code ... dream and innovate :) 

PS. i find it quite amusing that Facebook has started to use Tor ... i loathe the company and all for which it stands for ... but as far as FB developers using different strategies and code bases i cant fault them (still think it because they are in Sun's old offices ;)  ) - it not like MS - that crapped out a log that was Swiss cheese to begin with,then MS 'sat' on it until it turned to yogurt
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Re: Tor
« Reply #8 on: 02. May 2016, 08:36:51 »
I think using Tor is a good idea, because you can help others who use it as a part of their anonymization strategy.

I, for one, support this. There are the conncetions mentioned above, but it's gone by far further. Like, btw, the internet (http://) which was also created by Us authorities to create a rootlike communication net in case of a "red invasion". And see what it is now ;)

Technically, tor should run as its own user. Although it's open-rc related, the solution to the problem should be this one: https://github.com/manjaro/packages-openrc/issues/20

Cheers.

Addon: Have a look at this site too: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/tor
« Last Edit: 02. May 2016, 09:33:33 by emninger »