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

Juan Berner 89berner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 19:24:27 UTC 2014

Yes, but the point of flash proxies, is to use them as bridges, what I
meant is to allow OR's behind NAT to be relays or even exit nodes.

2014/1/20 David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com>

> 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
> well.)
> 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:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/7944.
> David Fifield
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