Master's Thesis: Performance-Improved Onion Routing

Nick Mathewson nickm at
Fri Sep 28 14:24:21 UTC 2007

On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 05:41:16PM +0200, Johannes Renner wrote:
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> Hello everybody!
> I recently finished my diploma/master's thesis about improving the
> performance of Tor by modifying the methods that are used to select
> nodes. The title of my thesis is "Development and Evaluation of
> Path Selection Algorithms for Performance-Improved Onion Routing".

Hi, Jonannes!  Could you send me a copy as well?

> New techniques of measuring performance in the Tor network are
> proposed, as well as methods of path selection that are based on
> the results of such measurings. Further, an implementation of the
> proposed techniques is presented. Included evaluations cover the
> performance that is reached on average, but also the degree of
> anonymity that is achieved when employing different methods of
> path selection.

This part is particularly interesting to me.  What are you using as
your anonymity measure?

Nick Mathewson
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