[tor-dev] Fwd: Re: [tor-talk] Bridge: Why not just stateless TCP socket proxy / forwarders?

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Mon Jan 16 11:53:38 UTC 2012

Maybe this question is more appropriate for tor-dev mailing list?

How to submit a certain IP:Port to BridgeDB without using Tor?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Bridge: Why not just stateless TCP socket proxy
/ forwarders?
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:29:41 +0100
From: Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) <lists at infosecurity.ch>
To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org

On 1/15/12 11:54 PM, andrew at torproject.org wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 04:58:56PM +0100, lists at infosecurity.ch wrote 0.3K bytes in 11 lines about:
> : does Bridge really need to be Tor Servers?
> : Why they can't be just be simpler TCP socket proxy?
> We've been through this already. ;) No, a bridge is
> just a way to reach the tor network from a tor client,
> it can be any proxy or tcp forwarder. I refer you to
> https://blog.torproject.org/blog/strategies-getting-more-bridge-addresses
> again. Specifically, approach four and five.

So, if a third party would like independently to:
- develop a TCP forwarder (very simple  code)
- submit to the BridgeDB
- decide to which host to connect back

which would be the step do be done from technical standpoint of view?

Because that way it would be possible for a lot of third party to
develop very lightweight "Tor TCP Proxy" that doesn't have inside other
than the basic logic to do the TCP Proxy.

Is the availability for third party software/script for that goals



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