[tor-dev] Onioncat and Prop224

Bernhard R. Fischer bf at abenteuerland.at
Thu May 26 10:51:59 UTC 2016

On 2016-05-01 01:44, str4d wrote:
> On 27/04/16 22:31, grarpamp wrote:
>> On 4/25/16, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 22 Apr 2016, at 17:03, grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> FYI: The onioncat folks are interested in collaborating
>>>> with tor folks regarding prop224.
>>>> https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/proposals/224-rend-spec-ng.txt
>>> I'm interested in what kind of collaboration onioncat would like to do on
>>> prop224, next-generation hidden services.
>>> It would be great to work this out in the next few weeks, as we're coding
>>> parts of the proposal right now.
>> Yep :) And I know Bernhard was hoping to get in touch with Roger
>> on this before long.
>> Basically, prop224 HS being wider than 80 bits will break onioncat's
>> current HS onion <---> IPv6 addressing mechanism.
>> They're looking at various backward compatibility options, as well
>> as possibly making side use of the HSDir DHT, or even integrating
>> more directly with the tor client.
> Just FYI, I recently migrated all of I2P's spec proposals to the
> website, and came across a seven-year-old proposal that Bernhard wrote
> about improving I2P support in GarliCat:
> https://geti2p.net/spec/proposals/105-garlicat-name-translation
> I don't know how well it has aged, but given that Tor is now facing the
> same issues that I2P has, perhaps it can be of some use if resurrected
> from the dead :)

This proposal simply suggest to a DNS reverse lookup within the I2P
network based on a specific TLD.

This kind of mechanism would work for Tor as well.
In my opinion, the best solution would be to directly use the HS
directory to do those lookups.


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