Torchat with Tor Ramdisk

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by hugsy, Aug 10, 2012.

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  1. hugsy

    hugsy Registered Member

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    Hi.

    Would it be possible to make torchat run with Tor ramdisk (live CD), since torchat does need keyfiles for onion service.
     
  2. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Try TAILS Live CD.

    It is my understanding that TorChat uses Tor hidden services, so it would probably require a modification to the torrc file to accomodate hidden services.

    Note: TAILS already uses Pidgin Instant Messenger, but you can post a message asking if TorChat can be added to TAILS without consequence or is planned for the future in TAILS at the TAILS forum.

    In the forum, there is a message indicating that TorChat is being developed as a Pidgin plugin, but if you post a new message in the forum you can ask when that will happen if the developer(s) of TAILS and TorChat are communicating at all.

    -- Tom
     
  3. hugsy

    hugsy Registered Member

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    Yes i do know about TAILS and i don't like it, in my opinion it is bloated as ..... well its big :). Plus every time there is an update, i would have to download that 700mb+ iso, and i am not in a mood for that. Prefer something easy and simple.
    Torchat as plugin, that means two packages with possible holes, i would like to stick with one, just torchat than.

    Looked at Liberte Linux a bit , it is smaller and all, but what i would really like to do is:
    + use Torchat
    + run TOR middle relay (perhaps that goes with liberte as well, don't know yet)
    + have live OS as small as possible (easier to download and update, and easier to check source code)

    So i though Torchat + Torramdisk, if anyone has some experience with it.

    Any recommendations are welcome. :)
     
  4. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Hi hugsy,

    It is true that TAILS will not fit on a CD, but goes well with a USB flash drive, and its memory footprint leaves over 2.5 GB free on 4GB RAM which is way more than my Ubuntu 11.04 Live USB flash drive.

    -- Tom
     
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