[guardian-dev] hidden services, doze, battery life

arrase arrase at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 20:35:42 EST 2016

> When a user wants to have a hidden service active in sleep mode has to pay
> > the toll imposed by Android and we can not do anything about it without
> > patching Tor.
> I don't see why "patching Tor" is out of the question.  But I understand
> that making tor work in a low-battery-usage environment is not easy.

Maybe on long term :)

> > So I think our best approach is to ask the user to include Orbot in the
> > white list of Doze when there is some hidden service active and remind
> him
> > to delete Orbot from the list when all the services are paused.
> Doze whitelist is not that big a battery penalty by itself.  I have K-9
> whitelisted, and the battery usage is reasonable.  However, I'm not sure
> that's enough to make a HS work.  And doze appears more aggressive in
> Android 7 than in 6.   I have not really checked K-9's behavior under 7
> yet.

I'm running Android 7, i need more test to be sure about whitelisting.
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