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

Paul Syverson paul.syverson at nrl.navy.mil
Wed May 4 14:41:23 UTC 2016

On Wed, May 04, 2016 at 07:36:23AM +0000, Yawning Angel wrote:
> On Wed, 4 May 2016 01:30:13 +0000
> Alison Macrina <alison at libraryfreedomproject.org> wrote:
> > So, I want to propose that we choose onion sites or onion services
> > once and for all (I'm in favor of the former because most users have
> > no idea what is meant by "services"; it sounds too vague). Then,
> > whenever we see somewhere on torproject.org or any of our
> > documentation or whatever that still reads hidden services or onion
> > services, that we kill it with fire.
> Disagree, because this further reinforces the idea that the internet is
> centered around port 80/443, and is nonsensical given some of our
> prominent use cases ("Ricochet is based around Tor onion services" vs
> "Ricochet is based around Tor onion sites".  One of these statements is
> correct, and one is not).

To further Yawning's point and provide an example of using both terms:
Ricochet is an onion service in which each Ricochet client
creates a local onionsite that others connect to.


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