www.dd-wrt.com instead of sveasoft nongpl compliance and nonsource availability Re: Some networking questions

tor user tor at rxcbc.org
Fri Feb 2 06:00:25 UTC 2007

Sveasoft is basically bug ridden and they like to lock binaries to mac
addresses(this is supposed to be GPL???)

try instead www.dd-wrt.com.. ful gpl compliance and works much better
than sveasoft..

     a former very unhappy sveasoft customer..

Tony wrote:
> 1. a) Approx 50 metres. Depends on the environment, the cards, the
> transmission power and the wireless band / standard being used.
> b) No it wont extend it. You need a customised router or software that
> behaves as a wireless extender to do that.
> 2. See www.sveasoft.com for firmware for routers that will do this.
> 3. a)That would depend on the size of the directory and the load. 
> b) Windows XP is not optimised to perform as a server and comes by
> default with lots of extra processes and services running. However, If
> it is an option then Windows Server usually outperforms Linux at
> network, application and fileserver benchmarks on the same hardware. 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-or-talk at freehaven.net [mailto:owner-or-talk at freehaven.net]
> On Behalf Of Leelanau Underground Press
> Sent: 02 February 2007 00:25
> To: or-talk at freehaven.net
> Subject: Re: Some networking questions
> First off, number 5 should be "identities" not "identitied". I have some
> more questions:
> 1. Does anybody know the range of an ad-hoc wireless network for an
> average wireless card? If an ad-hoc network is run and another laptop
> connects near the edge of it, does he extend the network range? For
> example, Laptop A and B are on a network. Laptop C joins off laptop B's
> connection. Laptop A is normally too far away to see laptop C, does the
> connection go through B to get there? Will it get there?
> 2. Has anybody done anything similar? What experiences did you have?
> 3. How much memory/CPU on average would a all-purpose server and
> authoritative directory server take on an XP or Linux box? Is tor more
> efficient in XP or Linux (excluding that linux is more efficient in and
> of itself)
> Thanks for any help you can give.
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: "Leelanau Underground Press" <lup at Safe-mail.net>
> Apparently from: owner-or-talk at freehaven.net
> To: or-talk at seul.org
> Subject: Some networking questions
> Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 19:10:30 -0500
>> I have a lot of questions here so please be patient with me. I have
> been using and promoting tor for a long time and I'm working on a new
> project to create a ready-to-go LAN package of tor (for running tor on a
> LAN). Here are my questions.
>> Example one: I am distributing tor to all the users on a LAN that has
> a restrictive firewall blocking access to some internet sites. SOME tor
> servers are blocked, others not.
>> 1. If I make an authoritative directory server on the LAN that
> excludes non-local IPs from connecting and doesn't advertise to other
> directory servers, would it mess with tor connections? The reason I ask
> is I think if I have a local directory server it could do all the work
> of finding out that certain tor servers are blocked so that the user
> doesn't have to go through all the trouble. I'm aware this would lessen
> people's anonymity. Is there a way to improve that?
>> Example two: I am distributing tor to users on a wireless managed or
> ad-hoc network. Inside the cache file is a list of lots of IPs where
> servers on the network *might* (since IPs are semi-dynamic) be located.
> All tor installs by default run servers (middleman, exit, rond. etc.) as
> well as an authoritative directory server. Nothing ever exits the
> wireless network as it would only serve to help people use
> hidden-services.
>> 1. Once connected, how fast will tor transfer data from a hidden
> service with unlimited CPU/bandwidth/etc. (assuming normal end-user
> machines are all clients and servers and wireless network speed is
> around 56 mbps)
>> 2. If the default servers list in the torrc contains the entire IP
> subnet (let's say for example's sake, this means 1000 IPs), how many
> times will tor try each IP in the list before it is deleted, and will it
> be put there again if a local authoiritative directory server suggests
> it.
>> 3. How long will an authoritative directory server consider a node
> "down" before it is removed from the list?
>> 4. What would be the best way to make this network work on the managed
> wireless network in example one but have a local-only tor network as in
> example two in case the filter starts blocking ALL the tor servers on
> the external internet.
>> 5. Since we are working on an extremely high-speed link, would it hurt
> to run a tor client inside of a tor client to stop adversaries from
> finding user identitied (since on a wireless network all data can be
> seen by anybody)
>> I will probably have some more questions once some of these get
> clarified. Any other related suggestions are helpful. Any help you can
> offer on any of these questions is appreciated.
>> Thank you,
>> A true tor fa

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