[guardian-dev] How to use orbot proxy in a WebView?

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Fri May 27 09:09:15 EDT 2016


This is the commit that Orweb is built against:
https://github.com/guardianproject/NetCipher/blob/98f830938a26e798d993e7b5d086fc57da7d3ec7/libnetcipher/src/info/guardianproject/onionkit/web/WebkitProxy.java



On Fri, May 27, 2016, at 05:28 AM, VanitasVitae wrote:
> I just installed Orweb and tested it with some onion addresses. Orweb
> seems to work fine.
> 
> Am 27. Mai 2016 11:11:27 MESZ, schrieb Hans-Christoph Steiner
> <hans at guardianproject.info>:
> >
> >Sounds like we should set a maxSdkVersion on Orweb then.  Does it not
> >work with android-23?
> >
> >.hc
> >
> >Vanitas Vitae:
> >> Okay, thank you for the quick response :)
> >> 
> >> It's a shame that Google has not yet added an option to set a proxy
> >to
> >> the WebView itself.
> >> 
> >> Vanitas
> >> 
> >> Am 26.05.2016 um 19:17 schrieb Nathan of Guardian:
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, May 26, 2016, at 12:44 PM, Vanitas Vitae wrote:
> >>>> I checked the NetCipher code and it seems like there is no explicit
> >>>> method for setting the code in Android versions > lollipop. Is this
> >not
> >>>> yet supported? I tried the same code on an emulator with Lollipop,
> >but
> >>>> it still does not work.
> >>>> What am I missing?
> >>> You aren't missing anything yet. I think we just haven't updated the
> >>> code to support WebView on Android 6. Each major OS changes the
> >method
> >>> for proxying, and in some cases makes it impossible. 
> >>>
> >>> This is why we have moved to Orfox, building on Firefox/Gecko code,
> >>> instead of Android's WebView.
> >>>
> >>> That said, we are doing some work on a project that needs this, as
> >well,
> >>> so if anyone has the code to add Marshmallow support, then I would
> >be
> >>> happy to integrate it into NetCipher.
> >>>
> >> 
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