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

Tristan supersluether at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 22:31:13 UTC 2016

Using a relay as a SOCKS proxy is fine for the local network, just don't
open it to the outside world.

Using your relay as an entry uses it as part of the circuit.

Using your relay as a local proxy creates a new circuit (without using your
node in the circuit)
On Apr 14, 2016 5:26 PM, "Yawning Angel" <yawning at schwanenlied.me> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> --
> 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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