[tor-relays] Is Tor-network protected from using one hop?

Matt Traudt pastly at torproject.org
Tue Jun 26 14:27:29 UTC 2018

On 6/26/18 10:16, dave levi wrote:
> I'm testing few things in Tor and I noticed that if im changing(from the
> source code) the number of hop's(nodes) to be more then 3 hop's it
> work's fine(slowly,  but still working) and if im sting only 2 hop's its
> still works great. but, when i'm setting only 1 hop, i can open the
> Tor-browser but i can't use it(Tor-browser) to visit site(regular site
> or onion site too). so im thinking maybe the Tor-network have protected
> from users who are using 1 hop?


Even before the DoS mitigation stuff, relays wouldn't allow themselves
to be used as the only hop in a circuit. Apparently this affects onion
service circuits too.

If you want a single-hop proxy, then you don't want Tor.


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