[Whonix-devel] python-stem might mess up permissions in /var/lib/tor folder?
jmidy10632 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 01:48:21 CEST 2016
Can the requisite dependecies have debug turned on and the output captured?
Is this on bare metal, a VM, a cloud host, or is this error appearing
On Friday, June 10, 2016, Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hello Damian,
> I would very much appreciate your help. I may have a misunderstanding of
> how python-stem works or perhaps found a bug. It is race condition
> happening in Qubes-Whonix related to backups. I might be able to
> reproduce it in plain Debian, but perhaps you already know what is going
> on here.
> Steps to reproduce:
> sudo su
> service tor at default stop
> rm /var/lib/tor/*
> run a small python-stem based script  as user "user":
> /usr/lib/anon-shared-helper-scripts/tor_bootstrap_check.py 127.0.0.1 9050 1
> Unexpected behavior:
> sudo ls -la /var/lib/tor
> total 10988
> drwx--S--- 3 sdwdate kvm 4096 Jun 10 20:28 .
> drwxr-xr-x 50 root root 4096 Jun 10 20:50 ..
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 20442 Jun 5 05:14 cached-certs
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 1405911 Jun 10 20:25 cached-microdesc-consensus
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 7440585 Jun 6 19:11 cached-microdescs
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 2359137 Jun 10 20:25 cached-microdescs.new
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 0 Jun 10 18:58 lock
> -rw------- 1 sdwdate kvm 3535 Jun 10 20:28 state
> drwxrwsr-x 2 sdwdate kvm 4096 Jun 10 18:31 .tor
> Why of everything it picks sdwdate:kvm as owner:group is a mystery to
> me. Folder /var/lib/tor/.tor is entirely undesired. Worse are the messed
> up folder permissions.
> python-stem should not result in changes in the file system? It should
> just connect to Tor using ControlPort / ControlSocket? How can these
> permission issues be avoided?
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