suspicions Chinese node name piracy

Olaf Selke olaf.selke at
Sat Jan 19 12:51:15 UTC 2008


today I found the tor network status update script for my TNS site broken. The Perl code feeding the underlying MySQL 
db relies on a unique router name for the tor server being queried. Since some 
hours besides my own tor node there's listed a second tor node in China named 
"blutmagie" in the descriptor table. It appears to be using a Chinese dialup 
address. Oops!

Fixing the TNS Perl code was not very hard, but what may be the reason some 
idiot in China choses the same router name like me?

the real and only blutmagie tor node from Germany :-)

fake blutmagie node from China:


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