[tor-dev] HSDir hash ring modification
td66bshwu at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 13:31:26 UTC 2013
I was reading about hidden services and a thought occurred to me
regarding the hash ring used in choosing and determining the HSDirs
for a hidden service.
As far as I can tell the hash ring is more or less static since a
relay's position is determined by their identity key, which doesn't
I'm also under the impression that the hash ring is only used for
calculation of HSDirs of hidden services.
I don't have a particular method in mind, but it seems to me that you
could use the "time-period" value that is used in calculation of the
service's descriptor-id to shuffle the ring.
This would cause the ring to be different for each hidden service, and
also make its order change periodically.
I imagine in particular it would make onion address enumeration
attacks more difficult, since an attacker wouldn't just be able to
"cast a net" over the ring for all services.
Can anybody see any problems or false assumptions with this?
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