[tor-dev] Should cloud-hosted relays be rejected?

Michael McConville mmcconv1 at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Wed Sep 2 14:25:45 UTC 2015

tordev123 at Safe-mail.net wrote:
> > > I'm not talking about those providers hosting exit nodes. I'm
> > > talking about general web sites and resources hosted by them and
> > > the traffic that goes there.
> >
> > I'm confused. You're worried about people hosting clearnet websites
> > with cloud hosting providers? Or non-exit relays?
> Correlation between all kinds of relay traffic and clearnet traffic.
> Entry traffic would be the worst, allowing end-to-end correlation.

Also remember that the circuit data contains far more information than
packet timing, and that it may not be sufficiently secure when on a VM
or cloud platform.

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