[Netkit.users] TorLab: netkit lab with Tor anonymous routing
kiraly a dit.unitn.it
Mar 6 Nov 2007 01:00:26 CET
The instructions for "upgrading" the filesystem are already available.
Actually, I was preparing it based on your FAQ:
However, I was making the filesystems available for two reasons:
1, as far as I have understood, you need root privileges to connect the
VM (running directly the base filesystem) to the external network, which
is a precondition for having an easy install of debian packages inside
the VM. This makes install a bit cumbersome for users without the right
2, users are not just without root rights, but even lazy .... so I have
the filesystem already prepared for them. Otherwise, Tor installation is
If you can't host the filesystem, we can have the instructions included
with an external link to the pre-prepared FS for convenience. I can also
prepare some slides that explain the lab in more detail.
Another issue I had is related to the UML kernel version, but I think I
start another thread with the right title for that tomorrow... if it was
already discussed in detail, please let me know.
Thanks for the quick response, and of course for the great Netkit tool!
Massimo Rimondini wrote:
> Dear Csaba,
> first of all, thank you very much for submitting this proposal.
> In principle, we have no restriction against linking to an external page.
> However, we usually prefer to provide users with a ready to use package that
> is directly available on the Netkit web site.
> Due to the required filesystem tweaks, I believe in this case we don't have
> many alternatives than publishing the lab together with the filesystem,
> unless you are willing to also provide a step-by-step procedure to install
> the required tools on the standard Netkit filesystem ;-)
> We will check whether this choice meets our space allocation policy.
> As far as the documentation, I have seen you have prepared a wiki based
> readme. Do you also have some other descriptions (e.g., slides) which could
> be attached to the lab once published?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: netkit.users-bounces at list.dia.uniroma3.it
>> [mailto:netkit.users-bounces at list.dia.uniroma3.it] On Behalf
>> Of Csaba Kiraly
>> Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 12:12 PM
>> To: netkit.users at dia.uniroma3.it
>> Subject: [Netkit.users] TorLab: netkit lab with Tor anonymous routing
>> I've created a netkit lab to emulate a small private Tor
>> network ( http://www.torproject.org/ ). Currently it starts
>> - 2 authoritative directory servers
>> - 3 onion routers
>> - one client
>> - 1 nameserver
>> - 1 probe (running tcpdump on the virtual net)
>> Some features:
>> - Tor version specific parameters
>> - merged logs from all the nodes
>> - dns relay to external nameserver
>> - (relatively) easily customizable node count
>> It is available from
>> I was also thinking of packaging it for the "Contributed
>> Labs" page, but it is quite large, since for convenience I
>> have made a modified filesystem (with Tor and connect installed).
>> What is your preference for contributed labs? Hosting the
>> whole lab or linking to external sources?
>> Best regards,
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>> Netkit.users at list.dia.uniroma3.it
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