How to remove some useless nodes
robert at roberthogan.net
Tue Jan 29 21:25:06 UTC 2008
On Monday 28 January 2008 18:34:52 F. Fox wrote:
> 孙超 wrote:
> > We in China use tor mainly for avoiding Great Fire Wall, which is a very
> > strong internet censorship software operated by the government. So, if
> > linkage with nodes within China is completely useless for us to break
> > the censorship. Usually, we can cut off such connection in tor's graphic
> > window vidalia manually, but it very bothering, we must keep an eye on
> > whether there is linkage within China. I wonder if there is some way to
> > remove nodes located in China.
> Although I'm not in a country like China, nor do I know a solution, do
> know that I support any effort which makes Tor a better tool for
> circumventing the Great Firewall.
> The ability to exclude nodes by [approximate] geography would be a nice
> feature; taking a look at TorStatus, I notice that the nodes (including
> my own) are already identified with their country of origin.
This isn't the first time I've plugged this feature of TorK and it probably
won't be the last. Some of you seem to be Linux users, so this is just to let
you know if you install TorK you can exclude routers on the basis of country
code with a couple of clicks.
The caveat is that the identification of the router's country of origin is
only as good as the maxmind geoip db - which is fairly reliable in 99.X% of
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