[tor-dev] DNSSEC

Lunar lunar at torproject.org
Sat Aug 30 23:40:46 UTC 2014

merc1984 at f-m.fm:
> Does anyone know why TOR does not use DNSSEC?  The only documentation I
> found on the TORProject website for DNS does not actually explain how
> DNS works on TOR.  I infer it must be TCP, as TOR can not do UDP, and I
> imagine that relay nodes must be the resolvers in order to resolve
> .onion domains.  But beyond that there is no information on how it
> works.
> Seems to me that the lack of DNSSEC in TOR is a gigantic security hole.
> (DNS cache poisoning)

See proposal 219 for the status of current efforts:

Please contribute if you can!

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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