[tor-dev] [Discussion] 5 ^H 3 hops rendezvous circuit design

Qingping Hou dave2008713 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 13 02:32:34 UTC 2014

On 02/12/2014 01:20 AM, grarpamp wrote:
> Note that Phantom allows both the service and the
> client to choose the number of hops under their
> respective control. I believe this applies in part to
> I2P as well. There is thus no force to accept
> any globally enforced maximum hopcount there.
> This concept may or not work for Tor.

This works in Tor as well. I don't remember seeing a strict hop count in the
spec. A custom Tor client can choose any number of hops it wants.

In fact, the official Tor already has similar feature built in: Tor2Web mode,
in which client does a direct connect to RP.

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