Anomos - anonymous bit torrent - using Onion Routing...

John Brooks special at
Tue Nov 9 17:32:17 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Cav <cav at> wrote:
> Hi Or-Dev,
> I have stumbled across this torrent client. My first thoughts, upon seeing Onion Routing in the description, was wondering if this is using the Tor network.
> I have included a link and some details about this torrent client below.

Is Anomos BitTorrent over Tor?

"No. Tor is designed to protect against traffic-analysis attacks
against anonymity by routing traffic through its fixed network. It is
used primarily for web-surfing, although it can be used for other
services, such as BitTorrent. However, this is damaging to the Tor
network, which has a limited capacity, and the network operators often
take deliberate steps to prevent BitTorrent traffic on their network."

That said, it's an interesting project. Thanks for the link.

> --
> With kind regards,

- John Brooks

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