first hop to entry node, encrypted? sorry for trivial question

phobos at phobos at
Tue Nov 6 17:17:53 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 03:30:33PM +0000, grimoire at wrote 0.7K bytes in 18 lines about:
: Are you saying that the SOCKS connection from my IRC client / Privoxy is
: encrypted?

No. explains what is
encrypted and not encrypted.  Your applications that talk to the SOCKS
proxy in either privoxy or tor are not encrypted.  This most likely all
occurs on your localhost.  The traffic that leaves tor destined for the
guard node/entry node is wrapped in SSL.  Everything is wrapped in SSL
until it leaves the exit node, where your original traffic is passed
along as it was submitted to the proxy in the first place.  


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