Archive for January, 2006

Great Quotes from Happy Users


I’m happy to say, we’re getting a lot of great feedback about Anonym.OS, as well as a ton of feature requests, many of which are already on our roadmap, which we’ll be posting here soon. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite quotes:

Steve of NeighborGeek News says:

This project by the kaos.theory security research group, if successful, will be one of the greatest innovations in computer security in a long time.


Anonym.OS — Been waiting for something like this! WOW!

Of course there have always been homegrown solutions to what Anonym.OS offers, however it is *very* nice to have an .ISO based, live non-linux solution (OpenBSD, best OS!).

Anonym.OS is now used exclusively here for all secure communication needs, as well as one of my most reccommended utils. :)
Keep up the great job!


Awesome program! I don’t use it for privacy, I use it for the security.

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How to build a STABLE OpenBSD Install CD from source


Ever needed a personal STABLE OpenBSD install CD? Sure, we all have especially those tranny loving grannies.

It’s important to note that there are no official full CD install ISO’s of OpenBSD available for download, which is on purpose. Please respect Theo’s wishes and his copyright to the filesystem layout and be sure to order your official install CDs and support the project.

This howto assumes that you already have OpenBSD Installed with the needed development tools. It also assumes that all of the commands below are run as root. Not all commands need to be run as root, but in the interest of simplifying this howto I assume you either know when to use sudo or you’ve su’ed to root before any of the steps below.

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Wow, we’re on Schneier’s blog!

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Well, looks like we’re continuing to get good coverage of Anonym.OS; we hit Bruce Schneier’s blog this morning! Since anybody who’s anybody in the security industry knows Bruce, I’m supposing that this alone may generate almost as much traffic as our recent Slashdotting. Thanks for noticing us, Bruce!

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Please contribute back to the community


I just ordered a couple T-shirts from the OpenBSD project and thought it would be a good time to ask others to contribute as well. Please take the time to give back to the community that gives so much to you. There are several ways to help open source projects, either with time or money. If you don’t have the money to donate take the time to help by submitting useful and complete bug reports or by submitting new ports for OpenBSD or by running a Tor server. Those are just a few ideas. Feel free to contact members of various OSS groups and ask them how you can help. We, of course, will be contributing back to the technologies and projects we use to build Anonym.OS in many capacities.

Here are a few links to help you get started:


Sourceforge Delays


For those wondering why it took soooooo long for SF mirrors to make Anonym.OS available:

Comment By: R L

Date: 2006-01-17 22:59


Logged In: YES



First off, I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused
you. It is *not* normal for new releases to take three days
to sync. The mirror system is at something of a cusp
point right now where many of our mirrors are starting to
run out of space. Because of this, we’re working on
restructuring our mirror system so the mirrors always have
at least the “newest stuff”, and as much of the older files
as possible. This isn’t in place yet, but in the mean time
I will manually sync your project. I’ll update this ticket
when I’ve finished this.

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Well, it’s been a busy three days. I’ve received dozens of emails following our first public beta release of Anonym.OS, and I hope everyone will be patient with me as I try to respond to each email. In the meantime, I can address a few of the more common questions:

1. Where can I download Anonym.OS?

There are currently two download sites — Sourceforge and LinuxTracker

2. Is there an MD5 digest for the ISO?

Don’t know how I missed posting this with the ISO, sorry. :-/ aa3907cbe3220f57e1c1a1bbaec062ef

3. What do I have to do to burn/boot the CD?

You do not have to extract the ISO. Just burn it right from Windows, Mac OS, Linux or BSD and boot right off the CD.

Everything else I haven’t addressed here, I will be addressing in individual email responses, and I will try to compile the more pertinent points into a FAQ that everyone can refer to in the future.

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100 TB of Anonymity


For those still having problems downloading, please accept my sincerest apologies. We had absolutely no idea how popular Anonym.OS would become, nor how quickly.

In roughly 36 hours since it’s release, we’ve now seen over 190,000 downloads of Anonym.OS via Sourceforge alone, amounting to roughly 110 TB served! One hundred and ten terabytes. Holy crap.

Additionally, we’ve had over 2800 successful snatches via Bittorrent and have had over 600 active seeders and up to 2500 total peers at peak. Therefore, if you’re having problems getting a copy, give it a while and try again; all of the mirrors that have a copy of the file are busy, and there are over 200 peers still downloading the torrent as I write this. Good luck, and safe surfing!

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kaos.theory Responds


First of all, I’d like to take a moment to express, on behalf of kaos.theory, how excited and flattered we are by all of the attention that we and Anonym.OS have received. We always thought we were working on a cool project, but we really underestimated the overwhelming response that we’ve had. Scores of terabyte upon terrabytes of data have flowed and the hit counters keep on ticking. It appears that privacy is as big of a concern for a large segment of the population as it is for us.

That being said, there have been a few comments made and viewpoints published that we would like to address while we have the bully pulpit provided by the good folks at digg, Slashdot, Reddit, Wired News, and Ars Technica, among others.

Anonym.OS Slashdotted


Slashdot | Anonym.OS
Well, Anonym.OS just got Slashdotted. Guess we’ll see how well Dreamhost stands up to the challenge, eh?

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Anonym.OS in action


anonym.os screenshot
Since this picture didn’t seem to make it into the Wired article, I thought it would be nice to post it here for those who haven’t yet booted Anonym.OS.

kaos crew
I also really liked this picture from our photo shoot, though it didn’t make it to print. Great idea, decent execution. Kinda captures the spirit of Anonym.OS, wouldn’t you say?

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