[Whonix-devel] Bug#909746: Request for provision of Debian v3 onions for source repositories

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Thu Sep 27 16:56:00 CEST 2018

Package: tor
Severity: whishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: whonix-devel at whonix.org

Dear System Administrators,

Recent Tor alpha releases by The Tor Project are beginning to make v3
onions the default for newly created onion services.


> **Changes in version - 2018-09-18**

> Major features (onion services, UI change):

> For a newly created onion service, the default version is now 3. Tor
still supports existing version 2 services, but the operator now needs
to set "HiddenServiceVersion 2" in order to create a new version 2
service. For existing services, Tor now learns the version by reading
the key file. Closes ticket 27215.

In the near future, v3 onions will become ubiquitous. v3 onions provide
significant security and anonymity benefits over v2 onions. Could you
please consider implementing this option? It would also further cement
Debian's reputation as a forward-looking, security-focused GNU/Linux

Perhaps marking it as an "experimental" feature at first? v3 load
balancing is not available, but hopefully soon.

Thank you for your consideration.

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