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FreeBSD: performance, cutting-edge networking and filesystem features
NetBSD: portability, stability, support for many devices
OpenBSD: security, correctness, standards-compliance, leadership in addressing serious issues confronting the computing ecosystem
DragonFly BSD: multiprocessing, alternative approaches to filesystem design
OpenSSH: the defacto standard on the Internet for secure command-line access, portable and lightweight VPN features, constant advances in crypto, security
LibreSSL: a renewed focus on simplicity, correctness and sustainability/maintainability for TLS
FreeNAS: FreeBSD-based networked-attached storage system
OPNSense firewall: easy-to-use web interface to OpenBSD’s packet filter (pf) on a FreeBSD base
An Unofficial BSD Buildbot for the Tor Project A distributed test build system for finding problems with BSD Tor builds.
Christian Bruffer at MeetBSD 2007 presentation on FreeBSD, Protecting Privacy with Tor
Tor Network Status A useful overview of the current public Tor relays, with a filtering ability to check relay numbers by operating system, and other attributes.
Theo de Raadt slides on arc4random
Kode Vicious’ Column from ACM’s Queue Magazine
Poul-Henning Kamp article on “A Generation Lost in the Bazaar” from ACM’s Queue Magazine’s “The Bike Shed” column
Ted Unangst slides on “LibreSSL: More than 30 Days Late”
flashrd Building small OpenBSD i386 and amd64 embedded systems. An ideal platform for small Tor relays and bridges.
FreeBSD’s Crochet A tool for building FreeBSD images for embedded systems on a variety of architectures, including contemporary armv6 and armv7 hardware such as Raspberry Pis and BeagleBones.
Reddit on TDP: Before we publicly announced, a TDP Reddit thread. Very appreciated, but one important point of clarification: we are not interested in having Linux relays moved to BSD. If someone runs a relay, they should use the operating system they are most comfortable with. TDP is about affecting the BSD community and not converting anyone to the BSDs. Another quick comment is that we strongly agree in the larger monoculture problem. Ideal diversity would encompass a variety of applications and hardware, and that applies to Tor as much as anything. But there’s a major issue to consider, and that’s interoperability. There needs to be some agreement on protocols before there can be any routing or communications in general. If one mail server only talks SMTP and the other only UUCP, email routing does not happen.
The Tor Project’s Git Repository. The home of of most of the Tor Project’s code base and most of TDP’s upstream.
Tor GitWeb Tuning Document, including sections on FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
Ten Things to Look for in a Circumvention Tool. A dated but timeless piece from 2010 for those who doubt the integrity of an open source anonymity network versus the array of VPN and proxy services.
“Findings Report on the Tor Browser Bundle User Experience” via hidden web site or via Tor2Web. This report from 2012–2013, summed up research conducted on the user experience (UX) for the Tor Browser bundle.
“The LibTech Scene and the BSD Projects after Snowden” via hidden web site and via Tor2Web is the basis of a number of birds-of-feather and similar events taking place from 2012 through 2014, including vBSDCon in 2013 and NYCBSDCon 2014.
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