./net/torsocks, Library to torify applications

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 2.2.0, Package name: torsocks-2.2.0, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Torsocks allows you to use most applications in a safe way with
Tor. It ensures that DNS requests are handled safely and explicitly
rejects any traffic other then TCP from the application you're
using.

Torsocks is an ELF shared library that is loaded before all others.
The library overrides every needed Internet communication libc
function calls such as connect(2) or gethostbyname(3).

This process is transparent to the user and if torsocks detects
any communication that can't go through the Tor network such as
UDP traffic for instance, the connection is denied. If, in some
way, there is no way for torsocks to provide the Tor anonymity
guarantee with your application, torsocks will force the application
to quit and stop everything.


Required to build:
[pkgtools/cwrappers]

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SHA1: 53d8cb45b487571d39ab226e25cb538976a195a1
RMD160: a16adc2120da9c846d4801ece60a43758a25f2e6
Filesize: 302.652 KB

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   2018-02-26 14:19:56 by Leonardo Taccari | Files touched by this commit (5) | Package updated
Log message:
torsocks: Import torsocks-2.2.0 as net/torsocks

Torsocks allows you to use most applications in a safe way with
Tor. It ensures that DNS requests are handled safely and explicitly
rejects any traffic other then TCP from the application you're
using.

Torsocks is an ELF shared library that is loaded before all others.
The library overrides every needed Internet communication libc
function calls such as connect(2) or gethostbyname(3).

This process is transparent to the user and if torsocks detects
any communication that can't go through the Tor network such as
UDP traffic for instance, the connection is denied. If, in some
way, there is no way for torsocks to provide the Tor anonymity
guarantee with your application, torsocks will force the application
to quit and stop everything.

Originally packaged in pkgsrc-wip by <wiz>, with some improvements by Ben
Gergely and further updates and improvements by myself.