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en:tor_data_directory_on_a_separate_partition [2018/02/06 16:21]
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en:tor_data_directory_on_a_separate_partition [2018/02/07 01:43] (current)
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 On OpenBSD it is /var/tor. On OpenBSD it is /var/tor.
  
-This document assumes that a dedicated Tor data directory is created with the install process, but does not detail the steps necessary ​for creating the exclusive partition during installation.+This document assumes that a dedicated Tor data directory is created with the install process, but does not detail the necessary ​steps.
  
 ===The Benefits of a Dedicated Tor Data Directory=== ===The Benefits of a Dedicated Tor Data Directory===
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 A dedicated Tor data directory partition should not be considered a full-blown security feature, but there are benefits to implementing it for embedded systems. First, segmenting the data from the rest of the system inhibits the ability for a Tor bug to fill up the /var partition. Second, dedicated mount options, as provided by the operating system, can provide useful mitigation steps for the purpose of security. A dedicated Tor data directory partition should not be considered a full-blown security feature, but there are benefits to implementing it for embedded systems. First, segmenting the data from the rest of the system inhibits the ability for a Tor bug to fill up the /var partition. Second, dedicated mount options, as provided by the operating system, can provide useful mitigation steps for the purpose of security.
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 +===Resources===
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 +[[https://​leaf.dragonflybsd.org/​cgi/​web-man?​command=mount&​section=ANY|DragonFly BSD mount(8) manual page]]
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 +[[https://​www.freebsd.org/​cgi/​man.cgi?​query=mount&​apropos=0&​sektion=0&​manpath=FreeBSD+11.1-RELEASE+and+Ports&​arch=default&​format=html|FreeBSD mount(8) manual page]]
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 +[[http://​netbsd.gw.com/​cgi-bin/​man-cgi?​mount++NetBSD-current|NetBSD mount(8) manual page]]
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 +[[http://​man.openbsd.org/​mount|OpenBSD mount(8) manual page]]
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