[tor-dev] UX improvement proposal: Onion auto-redirects using Onion-Location HTTP header

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Tue Oct 23 22:47:11 UTC 2018

On Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 12:15 PM Alec Muffett <alec.muffett at gmail.com> wrote:

> The world has changed since Tor was first invented; perhaps it's time that
> we stopped trying to hide the fact that we are using Tor? Certainly we
> should attempt to retain the uniformity across all tor users - everybody
> using Firefox on Windows and so forth - but the fact that/when traffic
> arrives from Tor is virtually unhideable.
> Consciously sacrificing that myth would make uplift to onion networking so
> much simpler.

I agree.

In particular because I want to avoid false positives and false negatives
in the reputation system.

But by what mechanism do we expose this information? I can't think of one
that doesn't have significant drawbacks.  And what do we say/what do we
mean? (I am onion capable?)

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