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

Nagaev Boris bnagaev at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 14:29:29 UTC 2018

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM, Matt Traudt <pastly at torproject.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Yes.
> 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.
> Matt
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How does a relay know if there is another relay in the circuit? What
if the attacker runs a "relay" locally?

Best regards,
Boris Nagaev

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