Andrei Serjantov aas23 at
Tue Sep 3 22:41:08 UTC 2002

> > I have a suggestion -- we need a "stupid" mode for OR which ensures that
> > your connection exits from not your Onion Router. This way you can surf
> > the site repeatedly and the website administrator will never be able to
> > tell who you are.
> The counter to that is an adversary who knows about the OR network and
> has a copy of the routers.or file. If you surf to the site repeatedly
> (or equivalently, read lots of pages on the site) and he knows that the
> originator of the request is never the node performing the request, he
> gets more and more suspicious of you as more requests arrive from others.

Sure, I appreciate that. I am happy for this mode to be off by default.
Interestingly, this is an argument for not running your own OR either way.


Andrei Serjantov
Queens' College
Cambridge CB3 9ET

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