#2218 closed task (fixed)

Cleaning up 'Supported Applications' doc

Reported by: jaruga Owned by: slumlord
Priority: minor Milestone: undecided
Component: www/i2p Version: 0.9.34
Keywords: docs, applications Cc: sadie
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Description (last modified by jaruga)

There's a few things listed on https://geti2p.net/en/docs/applications/supported that have either been discontinued or succeeded and should be marked as such or removed. I picked out a handful that I could see off the top:

'General purpose socket utilities' header:

  1. netcat > netcat-openbsd

This one is fairly obvious, netcat is heinously out-of-date. I recently spent a fair amount of time swapping it out of various Tor docs, would be worth doing so here as well.

  1. tsocks > (remove?)

Incredibly depreciated. Not sure if torsocks can be modified to get the same intended result, or if it's even necessary given i2pd can perform SOCKS functionality.

'IRC clients' header:

  1. XChat > Hexchat

Long dead, should be replaced with HexChat?.

There were a few typographical things I noticed as well, but they're unrelated and can be reviewed later.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 months ago by zzz

  • Owner set to slumlord
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by jaruga

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 12 months ago by slumlord

Thank you for the ticket, jaruga.

netcat:

tsocks

  • Commented out for now. While both i2p and i2pd have socks proxy functionality, this tool seems to be for the purposes of forcing a program's traffic to be sent through a SOCKS proxy when that program does not have any SOCKS proxy functionality of its own. From what I can tell, torsocks can be modified to use a different SOCKS proxy, e.g. i2p's, but I have not tested this myself so I am not adding that in yet.

torsocks: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torsocks.git

XChat

  • Section title changed to HexChat
  • Link changed to https://hexchat.github.io/
  • Section text changed to
    Cross-platform graphical IRC client based on XChat.
    

Changes are in 68001a68163e3baea2caa9160e816f1c983c427d of i2p.www

comment:4 Changed 11 months ago by slumlord

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Leaving out torsocks as SOCKS proxy usage isn't recommended - applications used in such a manner may leak information that compromises anonymity.

CLosing this ticket for now. Thanks once again.

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