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

Cav cav at
Tue Nov 9 19:43:22 UTC 2010

Hi John,

Thanks very much for responding.

It does sound like a great project !
Wishing you every success with it.

With kind regards,

John M. Schanck wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 04:55:06PM +0000, Cav 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.
>> In which case, does this then mean its likely to clobber the Tor
>> network with p2p traffic ? - this bodes ill for Tor servers ?
>> Does anyone have any thoughts ?
>> [snip]
> Hi Cav,
> I'm an Anomos developer so hopefully I can answer your questions :).
> Anomos does not rely on the Tor network in any way. The blog does
> suggest that clients could use Tor to make their announce requests, but
> that functionality isn't built into Anomos directly. Even if users chose
> to announce over Tor, it would amount, at most, to a few small HTTPS
> requests per client per hour. The file transfers themselves are done
> entirely peer-to-peer, with clients connected to the same tracker
> serving as relays for each other. So, Anomos certainly wouldn't clobber
> the Tor network, and ideally it would alleviate some of the load on Tor
> by drawing BitTorrent users off of it.
> -John
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