Nov 18 2014
SelekTOR stable is now 3.12-14 and SelekTOR Experimental 3.13-3-beta.
Only one change, lowered package version requirements for libglib2.0-bin due to an issue with Debian Wheezy.
Nov 17 2014
Fixed a code regression which would cause test threads to eventually fail with the No Circuits Available message.
This regression is also in the experimental release but wont get around to fixing it until late tomorrow.
Nov 16 2014
This release has many changes/fixes please see the package changelog for details.
Also I have made my experimental branch of SelekTOR available so you might like to give that a try as it has some nice additional features.
An updated Windows release is in the works and should be ready end of next week.
Nov 9 2014
This is a fairly important update, as it ensures that SelekTOR’s own internal network accesses that are essential to the running of the application are now also done via Tor, Net latency has been removed so their is no more pinging of google over the clearnet.
These changes are to ensure your IP will not be leaked due to DNS lookups which are now all done via Tor.
This also puts the Windows release at feature parity with the Linux release.
See changelog as usual for more details.
Nov 8 2014
I hope to have a new Windows release ready for late Monday or early Tuesday, my recent illness has knocked me back a few days but I appear to be on the mend.
This release will bring the Windows version into synch, feature/bug fix wise with the Linux version.
Nov 5 2014
Feeling a lot better now so I managed to do a bunch of fixes, the most important being a fix to prevent an intermittent hang at “Bootstrap 100% Done” which was caused by a timeout on app update version check as since it is now done over Tor I forgot to take into account the slower speeds involved, also added in some error detection to prevent it happening again as well as extending the timeout period.
For the other changes see the package changelog.
Let me know if you have any problems via the website Contact Us under the Support menu.
Nov 4 2014
Turns out it wasn’t lack of sleep that was making me feel crappy and make mistakes, i’m sick caught something from a little 6 year old germ carrier who apparently is my son
Anyways my throat has swelled up and the headaches have put an end to me doing any software work for the time being so the Windows update I was going to work on will now be delayed and won’t appear next weekend.
My apologies, hopefully I will feel better in a couple of days.
Nov 3 2014
This is a fairly important update, I have been working on the DNS issues I reported in my post regarding SelekTOR accessing Google.
SelekTOR is now DNS leakfree, in fact it can work in a complete DNS vacuum in Proxy all Traffic mode, this means you can block all DNS in and out using a firewall and SelekTOR will work just fine and you will be able to browse the net as all DNS is done remotely over Tor.
The SelekTOR application itself still phones home to Dazzleships in order to do the application update check and fetch the recommended nodes whitelist but it does so completely via Tor and this includes the DNS resolves for Dazzleships which are also done remotely via Tor.
I have removed the Net Latency field so SelekTOR itself no longer pings Google or does a DNS resolve for Google directly, the Tor latency still pings Google but via Tor and therefore their is no DNS leakage as the DNS resolve for this is also done remotely and your IP thus remains hidden.
See changelog as usual for more details.
This post was for 3.12-9 release originally but it now applys to 3.12-10 as I made a bunch of errors in my 3.12-9 release.
Changes in 3.12-10:
Fixed broken version checking.
Added one small code tweak to the net reachibilty detection.
Due to the error in the 3.12-9 release version checking routine please ignore the discrepancy between the version reported in the application update notification window and the version on this website as it was deliberately chosen in order to force trigger the update notification.
SelekTOR 3.12-10 is the latest release.
My apologies for this its been a crappy/tiring day for me and I’ve been making quite a few mistakes so im going to try and get plenty of sleep before even thinking about doing the Windows version code merge.
Oct 31 2014
Fixed “Bad Package” message issued by Ubuntu Software Centre installer.
Very little in the way of code changes in this one, just added a dummy class to stop lintian complaining about the codeless languages jar.
Welcome to Dazzleships Dot Net the personal website of Alistair Neil.
Dazzle Ships in this case refers to the album released by the best band to come out of the Wirral/Liverpool I of course refer to OMD, not the Beatles.
Dazzle also refers to a style of camouflage used on naval vessels during WWI & II.