[tor-relays] Public Tor Socks port
moritz at torservers.net
Tue Mar 24 22:17:10 UTC 2015
On 03/24/2015 11:09 PM, yl wrote:
> Assume you run a tor exit or relay on a public server and you enable the
> socks port and listen on 0.0.0.0 or so and accept all incomming
> connections. Then you post the socks port publicly. What are the reasons
> not to do so?
SOCKS does not encrypt traffic at all; all your traffic will travel to
the SOCKS server in plain. Also, you need to fully trust the provider of
the SOCKS port -- Tor is designed so you don't have to trust any
participant in the network.
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