[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBuddy to use Tor to resolve IP address of nodes?
Quoting Graham Burnside (2013-01-05 17:29:51)
> I would have thought that the firewall penetration will be a non
> issue, the boxes will presumably be connecting via a IPsec VPN (Strong
> Swan)? In tunnelling mode this would allow NAT traversal. Finding your
> friend's box (node) is the problem, for which we must rely on some
> form of dynamic dns.
Take xmpp as example: If you and I have Freedomboxes and want to
communicate via xmpp, then we either need to use some external xmpp
server or be able to reach the self-hosted xmpp of the other box.
Using an external xmpp server defeat an essential point of the
FreedomBox, in that it does not keep logs of activities local.
Using self-hosted xmpp servers we need them to be reachable.
Similar for IPsec: One end of an IPsec tunnel needs to be reachable. If
both our Freedomboxes are placed behind masqueraing firewalls, then to
what IP would you establish your tunnel?
> As for unique tools, FreedomBuddy certainly the glue binding together
> common tools, but no more so than implementing a custom xmpp client
> with say python-jabberbot (in debian repo).
FreedomBuddy and any other new xmpp client needs to be in Debian, before
they can sensibly be considered for FreedomBox: It would be insane to
ship to FreedomBox users any code that is not treated as "stable" by
If you consider writing some custom xmpp client on top of
python-jabberbot, then that would be great! There is certainly a lack
of good user-friendly non-desktop-oriented (read: web-based or in other
ways run without screen attached) xmpp clients!
If you are not, then I find it more harm than good to discuss here
theoretical possibilities of what code can do when someone do it.
I suspect that a lot of confusion around FreedomBox stem from such
FreedomBox is about boxing already existing, stable code - not about
inventing new code.
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