Tor2web is an HTTP proxy software that enables access to Tor Hidden Services by mean of common web browsers.
The project is now part of a larger project (GlobaLeaks documentation), and is a crucial point in an architectural design aimed to make Tor hidden service easily reachable for all internet users, even if they have not installed Tor.
Tor2web 3 is an Open Source software released under Free Affero GPL License based on Python Twisted, Debian Packaged, with a mid-to-long term goal to become a resilient Anonymous Content Delivery Network.
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The following sections represent Tor2web documentation:
- Features section provides a description of the features implemented;
- Research section documents the ongoing research;
- OpenData section documents the open data provided by Tor2web.
- Extra Features section describe "Tor Browser Download" and "TorCheck" Tor2web facilities;
- Setup Guide section provides setup guidelines;
- Software Development section documents Tor2web Software development;
- Infrastructure section describes our own development architecture;
Tor2web adopters need a Linux server.
- Technical Requirements to setup a Tor2web node;
- Installation Guide: How to install a Tor2web node;
- Configuration Guide: How to configure a Tor2web node;
- Maintenance Guide - How to maintain and keep running a Tor2web node;
- Advanced Configuration - Experimental Performance Tuning for Tor configuration.
- Debugging - How to debug problem with startup of Tor2web under Linux
A developer approaching to Tor2web, needs to be skilled in Python 2.7, having a good knowledge of web communication, Tor networking and Twisted framework.
- Code Structure is the page containing all the python files of the project, and explain their general function;
- Code styling guidelines: how to write python code aligned with our standards;
- Setting up development environment: short explanation of the prerequisite, how setup a test proxy;
- Technology selection: description, motivation and documentation behind the framework, languages and third party software used by Tor2web.
Tor2web do provide extra facilities such as: