[guardian-dev] Hi, i' new

arrase arrase at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 08:02:09 EST 2016

2016-11-15 13:23 GMT+01:00 Michael Rogers <michael at briarproject.org>:

> Hi arrase,
> Thanks for discovering this bug. Can you describe how Briar's Tor daemon
> conflicts with Orbot? What problems does it cause? Our goal is for Briar
> to be able to operate on the same device as Orbot without problems.
I do not think it could be called a bug, and definitely not a Briar bug at
all. I find it hard to argue in English, I'm sorry.

But if it is true that is a problem if more applications follow the same
path as Briar implementing a Tor daemon within the application.

Briar opens those ports for Tor:

Tcp 0 0* LISTEN 10019 214952 18753
Tcp 0 0* LISTEN 10019 213387 18753

If Orbot starts first, nothing prevents it from taking ports 59050 and
59051 as control ports. It is a remote but real possibility and would be
more real when more applications opt for the same solution.

It's just an argument about changing the hidden service API for Orbot.

I think there are more strong arguments like that each application can
manage the configuration files of the hidden service to be able to migrate
between devices.

It does not look very good to make an application that uses the hidden
service as a user identifier and if we lose the device we lose our entire
network of contacts.

I think they are good arguments for bringing about an improvement in Orbot
APi as proposed by Nathan.
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