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Manual Reference Pages  -  TLSDATE-HELPER (1)

NAME

tlsdate-helper - secure parasitic rdate replacement

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Bugs
Author

SYNOPSIS

tlsdate-helper host port protocol ca_racket verbose certdir setclock showtime timewarp leapaway proxy-type://proxyhost:proxyport httpmode

DESCRIPTION

tlsdate-helper is a tool for setting the system clock by hand or by communication with the network. It does not set the Real Time Clock. It is designed to be as secure as TLS (RFC 2246) but of course the security of TLS is often reduced to whichever CA racket you believe is trustworthy. By default, tlsdate-helper trusts your local CA root store - so any of these companies could assist in a MITM attack against you and you’d be screwed.

The proxy argument expects HTTP, SOCKS4A or SOCKS5 formatted as followed:

http://127.0.0.1:8118
socks4a://127.0.0.1:9050
socks5://127.0.0.1:9050

This tool is designed to be run by hand or as a system daemon. It must be run as root or otherwise have the proper caps; it will not be able to set the system time without running as root or another privileged user.

BUGS

It’s likely! Let us know by contacting jacob@appelbaum.net

Note that tlsdate(1) is in Beta, and may not work as expected.

AUTHOR

Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum dot net>

SEE ALSO

tlsdate(1), tlsdated(8), tlsdated.conf(5)
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