Commit 2f9921b5 authored by intrigeri's avatar intrigeri

Port all documentation from Vidalia to Tor Status + Onion Circuits.

Will-fix: #11128
parent 2fbf6db1
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* [Tor](https://www.torproject.org) with:
- [[stream isolation|contribute/design/stream_isolation]]
- regular, obfs2, obfs3, obfs4, and ScrambleSuit bridges support
- the Onion Circuits graphical frontend ([[More...|doc/anonymous_internet/Onion_Circuits]])
- the Onion Circuits graphical frontend ([[More...|doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_status#circuits]])
* [NetworkManager](http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/) for easy
network configuration ([[More...|doc/anonymous_internet/networkmanager]])
* [Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en) ([[More...|doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser]]), a web
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......@@ -278,11 +278,13 @@ that the same person was behind the various actions made during the session.
**The solution to both threats is to shutdown and restart Tails** every time
you're using a new identity, if you really want to isolate them better.
As explained in our documentation about [[Vidalia|anonymous_internet/vidalia#new_identity]]
and [[Tor Browser|anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser#new_identity]],
their **New identity** features are not perfect solutions to separate
different contextual identities. **Shutdown and restart Tails
instead.**
As explained in our documentation about
[[Tor Browser|anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser#new_identity]],
its **New identity** feature is not a perfect solution to separate
different contextual identities. And, as
[[explained in the FAQ|support/faq#new_identity]], Tails does not
provide a global <span class="guilabel">New Identity</span>
feature. **Shutdown and restart Tails instead.**
Tails doesn't make your crappy passwords stronger
=================================================
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- [[!traillink Connecting_to_a_network|anonymous_internet/networkmanager]]
- [[!traillink Logging_in_to_captive_portals|anonymous_internet/unsafe_browser]]
- [[!traillink Viewing_Tor_circuits_using_<span_class="application">Onion_Circuits</span>|anonymous_internet/Onion_Circuits]]
- [[!traillink Viewing_the_status_of_Tor|anonymous_internet/Tor_status]]
- [[!traillink Browsing_the_web_with_<span_class="application">Tor_Browser</span>|anonymous_internet/tor_browser]]
- [[!traillink Chatting_with_Pidgin_&_OTR|anonymous_internet/pidgin]]
- [[!traillink Emailing_with_<span_class="application">Icedove_(Thunderbird)</span>|anonymous_internet/icedove]]
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......@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@ context of Tails (see [[!tails_ticket 9365 desc="#9365"]] and [[!tails_ticket 93
desc="#9366"]]). This feature is safe to use outside of Tails.</p>
<p>You can see the Tor circuits in
<span class="application">[[Onion Circuits]]</span>.</p>
<span class="application">[[Onion Circuits|Tor_status#circuits]]</span>.</p>
</div>
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[[!meta title="Viewing the status of Tor"]]
The Tor status icon and <span class="application">Onion
Circuits</span> allow you to view the status of Tor.
[[!toc levels=1]]
Status icon
===========
The current status of Tor appears as an onion icon in the
notification area:
[[!img doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop/tor-status.png link="no"]]
- The onion icon is not crossed out when you are connected to Tor.
- The onion icon is crossed out while Tor is stopped or starting.
<div class="tip">
<p>When Tor is stopped all connections to the Internet are blocked by default.</p>
</div>
<a id="circuits"></a>
<span class="application">Onion Circuits</span>
===============================================
<span class="application">Onion Circuits</span> displays information about
your established Tor circuits and connections.
To open <span class="application">Onion Circuits</span>, click on the
onion icon and choose <span class="guimenuitem">Open Onion
Circuits</span>.
In the left pane, there is a list of the
[[circuits|about/warning#exit_node]] established by Tor. When you connect to
a destination server, the connection appears in the list below the circuit
it uses.
In the example below, the connection to
<span class="code">check.torproject.org</span> goes through the relays
<span class="guilabel">Unnamed</span>,
<span class="guilabel">betGamersTorRelay</span>, and the exit node
<span class="guilabel">hessel0</span>.
If you click on a circuit, in the right pane are displayed technical details
of the relays composing the circuit.
<!-- Note for translators: the entry guard in use when you take the screenshot
Onion_Circuits.png is in a position to identify you. You might prefer to leave it
untranslated.-->
[[!img Tor_status/Onion_Circuits.png link=no]]
Additional Tor configuration
============================
To configure bridges, firewall, or proxy settings [[select the corresponding
option in <span class="application">Tails Greeter</span>|first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]].
[[!meta title="Controlling Tor using Vidalia"]]
<span class="application">Vidalia</span> is started automatically when
an [[Internet connection|networkmanager]] is established and allows you
to control some of the functionalities of Tor.
[[!toc levels=1]]
Status icon
===========
<span class="application">Vidalia</span> appears as an onion icon in the
notification area:
[[!img doc/first_steps/introduction_to_gnome_and_the_tails_desktop/vidalia.png link="no"]]
- The onion icon is green when you are connected to Tor.
- The onion icon is yellow while Tor is starting.
<div class="bug">
<p>The <span class="application">Vidalia</span> onion icon sometimes stays yellow
even if Tor is already started. If the <span class="guilabel">Tor is
ready</span> notification appears or if you can browse the Internet using
<span class="application">Tor Browser</span>, then Tor is started correctly.</p>
<p>Tails has other protections that would prevent you from connecting to the
Internet without going through Tor.</p>
</div>
- The onion icon is crossed out when Tor is stopped.
<div class="tip">
<p>When Tor is stopped all connections to the Internet are blocked by default.</p>
</div>
Popup menu
==========
To access more features of <span class="application">Vidalia</span>, right-click
on the onion icon to open its popup menu:
[[!img vidalia/right-click_menu.png link=no alt="Vidalia popup menu"]]
<a id="map"></a>
The <span class="guilabel">Network Map</span> feature
=====================================================
The <span class="guilabel">Network Map</span> feature displays information about
the available Tor relays and your established circuits and connections:
- In the left pane, there is a list of all the public Tor relays. Click on a
relay in the list to see its technical details in the right pane.
- In the bottom pane, there is a list of the
[[circuits|about/warning#exit_node]] established by Tor. When you connect to
a destination server, the connection appears in the list below the circuit
it uses.
In the example below, the connection to
<span class="code">irc.oftc.net</span> goes through the relays
<span class="guilabel">PiratenNDS2</span>,
<span class="guilabel">AxleRelay3</span>, and the exit node
<span class="guilabel">DFRI3</span>.
- In the top pane, there is an approximate map of where the relays of each
circuit are located.
In the example below, the relay <span class="guilabel">PiratenNDS2</span>
is in Germany, the relay <span class="guilabel">AxleRelay3</span> is in the
USA, and the relay <span class="guilabel">DFRI3</span> is in Sweden.
- If you click on a circuit, in the right pane are displayed technical details
of the relays composing the circuit.
<!-- Note for translators: the entry guard in use when you take the screenshot
network_map.png is in a position to identify you. You might prefer to leave it
untranslated.-->
[[!img vidalia/network_map.png link=no]]
<a id="new_identity"></a>
<span class="guilabel">New Identity</span> feature
==================================================
The <span class="guilabel">New Identity</span> feature of Vidalia forces Tor
to use new circuits but only for new connections.
<div class="caution">
<p>This feature is not a good solution to [[separate contextual identities|about/warning#identities]], as:
<ul>
<li>Already existing connections might stay open.</li>
<li>Other sources of information can reveal your past activities, for
example the cookies stored in <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> or the random nick in <span class="application">Pidgin</span>.</li>
</ul>
<p>Shutdown and restart Tails instead.</p>
</p>
</div>
Additional Tor configuration
============================
- To configure bridges, firewall, or proxy settings [[select the corresponding
option in <span class="application">Tails Greeter</span>|first_steps/startup_options/bridge_mode]].
- It is impossible to edit the <span class="filename">torrc</span>
configuration file using <span class="application">Vidalia</span>.
- It is impossible to configure Tails to act as a Tor relay using <span
class="application">Vidalia</span>.
......@@ -134,15 +134,16 @@ folders and storage media.
[[!img places.png link=no alt="Places menu"]]
<a id="vidalia"></a>
<a id="tor-status"></a>
Tor controller
--------------
Tor status and circuits
-----------------------
<span class="application">Vidalia</span> is a graphical controller for
Tor. [[See the corresponding documentation.|anonymous_internet/vidalia]]
The Tor status icon and <span class="application">Onion
Circuits</span> allow you to view the status of Tor.
[[See the corresponding documentation.|anonymous_internet/Tor_status]]
[[!img vidalia.png link=no alt="Vidalia"]]
[[!img tor-status.png link=no alt="Tor Status"]]
<a id="florence"></a>
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......@@ -66,8 +66,8 @@ explained in the [[network configuration|network_configuration]] documentation.
<div class="tip">
<p>After Tor is started, the bridges that you configured appear as the first
relays of your Tor circuits in
<span class="application">[[doc/anonymous_internet/Onion_Circuits]]</span>.</p>
relay of your Tor circuits in
<span class="application">[[Onion Circuits|doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_status#circuits]]</span>.</p>
</div>
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......@@ -674,6 +674,33 @@ Debian.
If you want to implement this feature outside of Tails, have a look at the
corresponding [[design documentation|contribute/design/memory_erasure]].
<a id="new_identity"></a>
Where is the <span class="guilabel">New Identity</span> button?
---------------------------------------------------------------
In our [[warning page|doc/about/warning#identities]] we advice to
restart Tails every time that you want to use a different contextual
identity.
The
[[<span class="guilabel">New Identity</span> feature of <span class="application">Tor Browser</span>|doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser#new_identity]]
is limited to the browser.
Tails used to provide a <span class="guilabel">New Identity</span>
feature, but this feature was not a good solution to
[[separate contextual identities|about/warning#identities]], as it
was dangerous:
* Already existing connections could stay open.
* Other sources of information could reveal your past activities, for
example the cookies stored in <span class="application">Tor
Browser</span> or the random nick in <span
class="application">Pidgin</span>.
Tails is a full operating system, so a *new identity* should be thought on a
broader level. **Restart Tails instead**.
<a id="truecrypt"></a>
Can I use TrueCrypt with Tails?
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