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[liberationtech] Other distros like Ubuntu Privacy Remix?

adrelanos adrelanos at riseup.net
Tue Sep 3 08:44:29 PDT 2013


Nick:
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 02:10:22PM +0200, Moon Jones wrote:
>> I stumbled upon UPR these last days. It does not work on my
>> machines. But the idea sounds good. Yet I could not find anything
>> like it. Tails comes close, but the network is enabled.
> 
> I don't know of any other distributions which just disable all
> networking for the sake of privacy, but whonix[0] is the
> distribution other than Tails that seems to have a similarly good
> reputation for privacy. It tunnels any network activity through tor.
> 
> If the complete lack of a network connection is important for you,
> though, I'd recommend trying to work with the Ubuntu Privacy Remix
> folks to fix whatever bugs are preventing it from working for you.
> 
> 0. https://www.whonix.org

Speaking as a maintainer for Whonix, when you don't start
Whonix-Gateway, then there will be no network as well. Since Whonix
isn't a live system approach and originated more around the idea of
having an installable anonymous operating system, it doesn't tackle
preventing creation of local logs at all and is not amnesic.

So Whonix is not be the right tool if not having local logs and no
having an internet connection at all are your main interest.



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