[tor-dev] .onion name resolution with Blockstack

Jude Nelson jude at blockstack.com
Thu Jun 8 15:36:40 UTC 2017


I have written a PoC for using Blockstack names to resolve hidden
services.  Blockstack is a portable decentralized naming system that
currently runs on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.  Similar to systems like
Namecoin, each Blockstack node retains a 100% replica of all name state,
including mappings between globally-unique human-readable Blockstack names
and the .onion addresses they resolve to.

The code and tutorial is hosted here: https://github.com/

It works by using the Python stem package to rewrite the target address of
a stream from a Blockstack name to a .onion address (similar to how Jesse
Victors' OnioNS system works).  We plan to add support to the stdin/stdout
protocol in Prop279 as well.

Jude Nelson

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