[tor-relays] Using your own Relay as Entry Node

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Thu Apr 14 22:24:30 UTC 2016

On Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:38:15 +0000
fr33d0m4all <fr33d0m4all at riseup.net> wrote:
> And about using it as a SOCKS proxy to enter the Tor network? Do the
> same considerations apply or is it even worse to use a relay as a
> SOCKS proxy?

This is horrible and should *NEVER* be done, assuming any network not
physically controlled by you is between you and the SOCKS proxy
server[0], simply based on the request (and authentication if you
chose to use such things) being in the clear.


Yawning Angel

[0]: So, SOCKS over an internal network to a VM/magical anonymity box
may be ok (depending on your threat model).  SOCKS to a VPS somewhere
is essentially always a bad idea.
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