anonymous v. normal session

Michael_google gmail_Gersten keybounce at
Wed Feb 28 07:39:01 UTC 2007

Two suggestions:
1. Include port 80 in the list of long lived ports.
2. Set a limit on circuit build time, so that slow/backlogged nodes
don't get used.

CircuitBuildTimeout 10
LongLivedPorts 80,23,21,22,706,1863,5050,5190,5222,5223,6667,8300,8888

That adds 80 (web browsing) to the long lived ports. (Actually, 443
should be added for https:// connections as well), and requires that
circuits be constructed in 10 seconds instead of 60.

On 2/27/07, sy16 <sy_c16 at> wrote:
> I need advice on anonymous v. normal sessions.
> Tor has saved me from packet sniffers and MITM attacks since I started using
> it. These attacks always and only happened during my banking sessions. I
> inferred that my net traffic must have been closely monitored by someone (I
> have a private-detective neighbor whose son works for my ISP, but I can't
> very well bring a case based on suspicion).
> Having enjoyed the protection of Tor, I am now extremely reluctant to get
> online without it. But sometimes the connections are closed or too slow
> during my session that I get auto logged out by the server. I have to log in
> repeatedly, but there are only so many sessions a day allowed, as a security
> feature. Can someone tell me how best to safeguard my net traffic?
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