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Company / developer Anthony G. Basile
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 20121127 / November 27, 2012; 16 months ago (2012-11-27) [1]
Available in English
Supported platforms i686, MIPS,[2] x86-64[3]
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface Text
License GPL v3
Official website

Tor-ramdisk is an i686 uClibc-based micro Linux distribution whose only purpose is to host a Tor server in an environment that maximizes security and privacy. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Security is enhanced in Tor-ramdisk by employing a monolithically compiled GRSEC/PAX patched kernel and hardened system tools. Privacy is enhanced by turning off logging at all levels so that even the Tor operator only has access to minimal information. Finally, since everything runs in ephemeral memory, no information survives a reboot, except for the Tor configuration file and the private RSA key, which may be exported/imported by FTP or SCP.

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