[tbb-bugs] #16665 [Tor Browser]: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards

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Mon Oct 5 12:45:44 UTC 2015

#16665: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards
     Reporter:  lunar    |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:           |     Status:  needs_revision
  enhancement            |  Milestone:
     Priority:  normal   |    Version:
    Component:  Tor      |   Keywords:  tbb-usability, tbb-circuit-display,
  Browser                |  TorBrowserTeam201510R
   Resolution:           |  Parent ID:
Actual Points:           |    Sponsor:
       Points:           |
Changes (by gk):

 * status:  needs_review => needs_revision


 Replying to [comment:13 cypherpunks]:
 > My suggestion would be not remove the IP address that is next to Guard
 Node. First of all, it's useful for users to know what the IP address is,
 when guards change IP addresses and possibly (albeit a low chance) if the
 guard node's IP are changing within an irregular time frame. At the very
 least the country which the guard node is coming from should be shown. The
 "leaking the identity of the guard accidentally via screenshots" isn't
 really common so it shouldn't be something that should affect this.
 > Also, if possible create the ability to hover over the word "Guard node"
 and show a message which tells the user that "Guard node IP addresses
 change every ~3 months" or similar. This would greatly reduce people
 asking why guard node IP addresses are the same.

 I generally agree with that and thing we should keep the IP address.
 Hovering over "Guard node" might be one option although it might be hard
 to tell the user that there is something to hover in the first place.
 Maybe putting a "?" next to the first hop and allowing to hover over that
 one might help?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16665#comment:17>
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