[tor-dev] Advice regarding Cloudflare

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Sun Apr 3 06:38:29 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2 Apr 2016 22:31:29 -0700
Ryan Carboni <ryacko at gmail.com> wrote:
> On the Tor side, a way to minimize abuse is for exit nodes not to
> allow multiple IP addresses from a single circuit. This would make web
> crawling with Tor expensive, although it will disable the ability for
> a single tab to use a single exit node.


 a) This increases the load on the Tor network, as circuit creation is
    CPU intensive, and exit nodes tend to be under load.

 b) In your magic world, how would accessing any site that uses
    multiple hosts for content to work?

    Eg: Say https://www.example.com/index.html pulls in static assets
        from cdn.example.com, google's copy of jquery, and an embedded
        youtube video.

    All of these things should be fetched over the same circuit (and
    will be currently).

The one upside to what you want is that it's possible that Hanlon's
Razor applies (as opposed to the people that seem to think that Exits
should actively combat abuse by having the capability for censorship).


Yawning Angel
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