[tor-dev] resistance to rubberhose and UDP questions

Robert Ransom rransom.8774 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 6 14:08:41 UTC 2012

On 10/6/12, Mike Perry <mikeperry at torproject.org> wrote:

> Yet still, as Roger and Robert point out, there are some serious
> questions about the viability of decentralized directory/consensus
> systems. Or, at least questions that sexified attack papers can make to
> seem serious. (For example: I don't believe TorSK was actually broken
> beyond Tor's current properties...).

Torsk relied on a trusted party to sign relay descriptors.  Its goal
was to reduce the (asymptotic) total amount of directory
communication, not to remove the need for directory authorities.

Robert Ransom

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