[tor-project] Onion sites vs onion services vs hidden services

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Wed May 4 09:35:54 UTC 2016

> On 4 May 2016, at 19:19, Sebastian Hahn <mail at sebastianhahn.net> wrote:
>> On 04 May 2016, at 11:02, Roger Dingledine <arma at mit.edu> wrote:
>>> That said, we are still very inconsistent about how we use these terms
>>> in many other places.
>> Agreed. I had an idea to do the terminology switchover on the Tor website
>> just before the 32c3 onion services talk, and then announce it there.
>> I didn't get enough momentum to do it then, but I'm still a fan.
> It seemed like the consensus was to conicide the release of new
> onion service scheme with the naming change. I think that's a good
> idea. Anything that says hidden service will refer to the thing
> we have now, onion services are the more secure thing that we'll
> have then.

Makes sense to me.
I'm also happy with a gradual transition to "onion service" as we are developing proposal 224.


Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

teor2345 at gmail dot com
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