Master's Thesis: Performance-Improved Onion Routing

Paul Syverson syverson at
Fri Sep 28 14:36:34 UTC 2007

Hi Jonnanes,

Please repeat all of Nick's sentences as if from me: i.e., please send
me a copy. I am quite interested in anonymity evaluation according to
path selection (as well as performance improvements therefrom), and
what is your metric?  N.B. If you think about it, (other than the
parenthetical remark prior to this one) this is not the top post it
appears to be.


On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 10:24:21AM -0400, Nick Mathewson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 05:41:16PM +0200, Johannes Renner wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> > 
> > 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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