suspicions Chinese node name piracy
florian at reitmeir.org
Sat Jan 19 14:03:51 UTC 2008
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, Olaf Selke wrote:
> today I found the tor network status update script for my TNS site
> http://torstatus.blutmagie.de 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?
because there is no trademark on router names?
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