suspicions Chinese node name piracy
florian at reitmeir.org
Sat Jan 19 19:30:18 UTC 2008
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008, Olaf Selke wrote:
> Florian Reitmeir wrote:
> >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?
> personally I don't care very much about someone else using my router
> name, but there seems to be some motivation to do so. Would you label
> your router in a foreign language you probably don't understand?
if i see a "big" host, and i have the ability to name mine route the same,
i think i would try it. just to see what happens.
> On December 22nd police contacted me regarding an incident in Macao.
> Someone threatened Chinese authorities using my exit gw. Compared with
> other police inquiries against me this time I had the feeling they
> really got pressure from Berlin.
but the police got your name because of your ip address, not because of your
tor-router-name? and there are really many chinese people out there.
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