OnionShare - what do you think about this piece of software?

David Stainton dstainton415 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 11:30:25 PST 2015


I use the Tor hidden services features in txtorcon that Meejah and I
worked on...
It's a Tor controller API for Twisted Python applications. In some
cases existing Twisted applications
can use our Twisted Tor hidden service endpoint and parser without
modifying a single line of code.

Here's a powerful one-liner that reuses the Twisted webserver in a new
way to service HTTP requests over a Tor hidden service:

pip install txtorcon && twistd -n web --port "onion:80" --path ~/public_html

you can read more about txtorcon here:


You might also like the "pastebin" feature of carml:

Of course txtorcon is not the only Tor controller API for python.
There is also Stem which I believe has similar features that allow you
to create Tor hidden services for non-Twisted python apps. Read more
about it here:


btw if you read the Tor Weekly News then you would have heard about
these things =-)

If you need verified end-to-end crypto and reliability of data storage
then I'd suggest combining Tahoe-LAFS with Tor hidden services. I
occasionally organize cryptoparty workshops on using Tahoe-LAFS with
Tor hidden services. I can go into great detail about this if anyone
is interested.



On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 10:52 AM, stef <s at ctrlc.hu> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2015 at 02:45:54PM +0200,  Александр  wrote:
>> https://github.com/micahflee/onionshare
>> https://onionshare.org/
>> Well, it's too "young", but it's OpenSource and the idea is good.
>> any thoughts?
> reminds me of my: https://github.com/stef/stash/
> micah has this habit of reimplementing stuff, but then maybe this is more
> mature or "userfriendly" than mine which i have never really used.
> --
> otr fp: https://www.ctrlc.hu/~stef/otr.txt

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