getting more exit nodes

Andrew tor at
Mon Apr 21 06:27:20 UTC 2008

Roger Dingledine schrieb:
> - Related to load balancing: how much additional latency are we talking
>   about, from adding a fourth hop to the circuit? Because it would seem
>   that you need four hops, since the "relay to client-exit" hop isn't
>   adding much additional anonymity. (Or is it?)
I believe this to be the most interesting question... since the user 
does not know his connection will be relayed via a client-exit, there 
will only be encryption up until the last relay (the one advertising 
itself as an exit). Therefore, even if you re-encrypt the data for 
transfer to the client-exit, it will now be *two* hops being able to 
read the user's traffic in cleartext.
I don't think that's an improvement... I'd even go as far as saying it's 
the exact opposite of what we want.

Plus, having the last relay re-encrypt the connection will add 
additional CPU and RAM load, which IMHO is not a good idea.


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