[guardian-dev] Hi, i' new

Greg Troxel gdt at lexort.com
Mon Nov 21 11:03:20 EST 2016

Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at guardianproject.info> writes:

>> I do see value here for medium to advanced users, that want to use Orbot
>> with apps that do not support setting up hidden servers directly. This
>> is mostly remote access to on device HTTP servers, SSH servers and so
>> on. Today, we have many users who do this through the existing Orbot
>> settings, where you can manually enter a port, and the onion service is
>> generated. Arrase is just extending that behavior with a better user
>> interface. I think it is a valid use of Orbot.
> That's going to add a fair amount of complexity to Orbot, as well as the
> requirement to save valuable state info (i.e. beyond the regular setup).
>  Seems like we should have a strong use case for this before taking it
> on.  People who want to run servers on their phone can always use
> linuxdeploy, Lil' Debi, etc.

Perhaps there could be a HS gateway app that allows users to configure a
HS and connect it to something that is running on localhost.  That app
could have all the UI and saving.  Then Orbot could be closer to
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