[tor-dev] HSDir Auth and onion descriptor scraping

George Kadianakis desnacked at riseup.net
Mon Nov 10 10:37:41 UTC 2014

Gareth Owen <gareth.owen at port.ac.uk> writes:

> Grarpamp
> I'm only not publishing it because of privacy concerns - ultimately some HS
> operators might not wish to have their existence publically known..  I
> would be open to supplying it to bona fide and verifiable tor project
> members if it is for a legitimate research purpose.
> I am collecting version 2 descriptors.  I have exactly 445994 hidden
> service descriptors - for approximately 70,000 unique hidden services.  I
> do not believe the introduction points are secret, having a list of IPs
> doesn't help you connect to the hidden service.

>From the number of introduction points you might be able to deduce the
popularity of the hidden service. Fortunately, this feature doesn't
work very well: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8950

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