[guardian-dev] Hi, i' new

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Tue Nov 15 08:19:45 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.

I think we all want to have a nice Intent-based API in Orbot for apps to
work with Hidden Services, the real question is: who is going to do the
work.  That would be a great place for you to start to get involved.


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