Fedora 12 Update: tor-

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Tue Feb 9 05:08:03 UTC 2010

Fedora Update Notification
2010-01-22 22:12:18

Name        : tor
Product     : Fedora 12
Version     :
Release     : 1200.fc12
URL         : http://tor.eff.org
Summary     : Anonymizing overlay network for TCP (The onion router)
Description :
Tor is a connection-based low-latency anonymous communication system.

Applications connect to the local Tor proxy using the SOCKS protocol. The
local proxy chooses a path through a set of relays, in which each relay
knows its predecessor and successor, but no others. Traffic flowing down
the circuit is unwrapped by a symmetric key at each relay, which reveals
the downstream relay.

Warnings: Tor does no protocol cleaning.  That means there is a danger
that application protocols and associated programs can be induced to
reveal information about the initiator. Tor depends on Privoxy and
similar protocol cleaners to solve this problem. This is alpha code,
and is even more likely than released code to have anonymity-spoiling
bugs. The present network is very small -- this further reduces the
strength of the anonymity provided. Tor is not presently suitable for
high-stakes anonymity.


* Thu Jan 21 2010 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to
* Thu Dec 31 2009 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to
* Sat Nov 14 2009 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated URLs (#532373)
- removed (inactive) update mechanism for GeoIP data; this might
  reduce anonimity  (#532373)
- use the pidfile at various places in the LSB initscript to operate
  on the correct process (#532373)
- set a higher 'nofile' limit in the upstart initscript to allow fast
  relays; LSB users will have to add a 'ulimit -n' into /etc/sysconfig/tor
  to get a similar effect (#532373)
- let the LSB initscript wait until process exits within a certain
  time; this fixes shutdown/restart problems when working as a server
- fixed initng related typo in logrotate script (#532373)
- removed <linux/netfilter_ipv4.h> hack; it is fixed upstream and/or
  in the kernel sources
- use %postun, not %post as a -upstart scriptlet and send INT, not
  TERM signal to stop/restart daemon
* Sun Oct 25 2009 Enrico Scholz <enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de> -
- updated to

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update tor' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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