[bisq-network/bisq] Allow the user to configure Tor before connecting to it (#3010)

anon88391 notifications at github.com
Sat Jul 27 17:14:04 UTC 2019

A desktop instant messenger app called Ricochet utilizes Tor network to establish connections between user, althought it hasn't been updated in a while. When running Ricochet for the first time it asks the user to configure Tor connection settings before establishing any connection.
Whonix, very good software that is a virtual machine used to route other virtual machines through Tor also does this. It doesn't establish any connections before the user configures the connection settings.
Yes indeed, by saying "configure Tor connection settings" I'm actually referring to the torrc settings, where the user can change them on a high-level (bridges, proxy settings, etc).
That is not what I meant to address. I'm aware that Bisq has means of providing a torrc config file, however the issue stems from the fact that when launching Bisq for the first time, the user is never asked to configure the connection settings (set up necessary bridges or proxy settings) before the first connection is established. Bisq first establishes Tor connections and only then allows the user to change the settings, which is a significant risk for some users.

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