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Feature #7878

Offer option to download automatic upgrades without Tor

Added by segfault about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/06/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Upgrader

Description

Downloading the upgrade from 1.1 to 1.1.1 took 5 hours. Without Tor, it would take about 3 minutes. So I would actually prefer downloading this non-anonymously. After all it's clear that I'm using Tails anyway [1].

[1] https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/fingerprint/index.en.html

History

#1 Updated by emmapeel about 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Status changed from New to Rejected

It is indeed longer to download Tails from the Tor network but it is not possible to do it otherwise, because of the security implications this would have.

You can always download the ISO image it from another computer that is not using Tails, and copy the image to a USB stick to upgrade Tails from ISO.

I always choose the Torrent download if I want to be quick, for example.

I hope this helps!

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

You can always download the ISO image it from another computer that is not using Tails, and copy the image to a USB stick to upgrade Tails from ISO.

I think the point was about incremental upgrades, and IIRC we already have a ticket about this.

#3 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Offer option to download Tails upgrade without Tor to Offer option to download automatic upgrades without Tor
  • Category set to 178
  • Status changed from Rejected to New
  • Type of work changed from Code to Discuss

I don't think that this proposal has other security issues than the one explained by this user: it makes it clear that you are running Tails. So if people are fine with that, why not download the IUK over clearnet?

I searched for a duplicate of this and couldn't find any.

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago

sajolida wrote:

I don't think that this proposal has other security issues than the one explained by this user: it makes it clear that you are running Tails. So if people are fine with that, why not download the IUK over clearnet?

Yep.

I searched for a duplicate of this and couldn't find any.

It was well hidden in the blueprint, in the "Random ideas for future improvements" section:
https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/incremental_upgrades/#index6h3

I think we should set the priority to Low, and accept this as something that would be nice to have.

#5 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Priority changed from Normal to Low

#6 Updated by sajolida about 5 years ago

  • Type of work changed from Discuss to Code

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