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[liberationtech] Request for comments: Gaza Trust Package

Julian Oliver julian at julianoliver.com
Tue Nov 20 04:58:54 PST 2012


..on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 10:58:38AM +0700, Uncle Zzzen wrote:
> KheOps said:
> > Unless I didn't see it, may I suggest to add links and checksums for the
> > Tor Browser Bundle on Linux & Mac?
> You're right. I'll add them.
> This was just a preliminary version, to get responses regarding the text,
> the proposed procedure, and the idea in general.
> 
> > Maybe a few VPN software as well?
> I don't know any VPN software packages for any platform. I have linux (so
> it comes with openvpn) and not many people have computers where I live :).
> Is there anything standard (and open-source) for Windows and mac, or is it
> provider-dependent? (I know that some VPN providers generate a
> user-specific .exe installer).
> 
> Also: are VPNs a practical solution for an untrusted zone?

If your server and its context are trusted, and it is over the border or outside
the monitored domain, then it's very practical - especially if you are worried
about monitoring on switches/exchanges along the route: all traffic can be
tunneled out through to the VPN server. What happens out the other side of the
server is another question: tunneling out Facebook chat probably wouldn't be a
great gain in security for Gazans, for instance..

Cheers,

-- 
Julian Oliver
http://julianoliver.com
http://criticalengineering.org



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