[tor-dev] Browser-based proxies for circumvention

Kevin Dyer kpdyer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 19:32:39 UTC 2012

>>> A sample session goes like this:
>>> 1. The user starts a connector and a Tor client. The connector sends its
>>>    address to the facilitator, so that a proxy will know where to
>>>    connect to. (We call this step "rendezvous.")
>>> 2. A flash proxy appears in a browser and asks the facilitator for an
>>>    address.
>>> 3. The facilitator sends a remembered client address to the proxy.
>>> 4. The proxy connects to the client address. The client's connector
>>>    receives the connection.
>>> 5. The proxy connects to a Tor relay, then begins copying data between
>>>    its two sockets.
>> Where is the list of all facilitators?
> There is only one (not that there couldn't be more), and its address is
> hardcoded into the proxy badge.

I think I am confused about something: Why is it difficult for the
censor to enumerate, and then block, the facilitators?


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