[tor-relays] Possible problem with NYX
arisbe at cni.net
Tue Sep 4 18:28:50 UTC 2018
Thanks for this added info--it helps.
On 9/4/2018 9:36 AM, Damian Johnson wrote:
> Hi arisbe. This isn't as concerning as you seem to think. As Nathaniel
> mentions it's simple to get this information, Nyx is simply attempting
> to scrub it cuz... well, it's ethically and legally the right thing to
> do. Nyx's 'should this be scrubbed' check is pretty simple .
> Inbound addresses are scrubbed if...
> 1. You're configured to accept user traffic (ie. you set BridgeRelay
> in your torrc or have receive the Guard flag). 
> 2. The connection doesn't belong to a another tor relay. 
> Does the relay show relay information such as a fingerprint? If so
> then it shouldn't be scrubbed. If it doesn't and you've set
> BridgeRelay in your torrc then please let us know on...
> Thanks! -Damian (author of nyx and stem)
>  https://gitweb.torproject.org/nyx.git/tree/nyx/panel/connection.py#n230
>  https://gitweb.torproject.org/stem.git/tree/stem/control.py
>  In particular, we check if the address/port is in the consensus.
> On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 1:13 PM, arisbe <arisbe at cni.net> wrote:
>> Hello ops,
>> Today I noticed something on NYX that I find disturbing. Page 2 (list of
>> inbound/outbound connections) showed me the IP address of an inbound
>> connection on one of my bridges! Not the authority. This is crazy as these
>> are indicated as <scrubbed>:port for the users protection! I have never
>> seen this before and haven't seen it since. Of course, on low usage
>> bridges, the connection IP address can possibly be disseminated from netstat
>> but that's not the point. It's my sense that this should never happen. I
>> get chills imagining this happening on a guard relay operated by an
>> antagonist ! !
>> I'm using the default NYX configuration on Ubuntu server 18.04.1 LTS, Tor
>> One person's moral compass is another person's face in the dirt.
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