[tor-dev] Allowing NAT for relay/exit nodes - Bootstrap file size

David Fifield david at bamsoftware.com
Mon Jan 20 19:15:03 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 05:00:38PM -0200, Juan Berner wrote:
> 1) Allow NAT clients to be TOR relay nodes (even maybe exit nodes) , this would
> be done using a queue system, possibly in a hidden service but not necessary,
> where nat relay nodes can query what tor clients want to connect to them and
> initiate the connection. This would allow more nodes in the TOR network.

This is how flash proxy works. Clients register themselves as needing a
connection, and then proxies connect to the clients. (The problem is
that many *clients* are also behind NAT, and then it doesn't work so

You can run a flash proxy just by going to a web page like
http://crypto.stanford.edu/flashproxy/, and there is also code to run a
proxy in the background without a browser:

David Fifield

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