Can nickname be duplicate?

Florian Reitmeir florian at
Wed Jan 30 11:29:13 UTC 2008


On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, Jackie wrote:

> Does Tor identify each node by its nickname? for example, in torrc, a series
> of commands such as:
> ExcludeNodes nickname,nickname,... 
> EntryNodes nickname,nickname,... 
> ExitNodes nickname,nickname,... 

> But when we see at, (sorted by their names) we
> can find a bundle of nodes with the same nickname "unnamed", see following:
> If I want to remove a node located in China whose nickname also is
> "unnamed", I just add "ExcludeNodes unnamed" to torrc. How does tor know
> which node I want to remove, perhaps, it removes a node in Europe which I
> want to keep.
> Can anyone explain why?

List Archive:

Nicknames are not unique, Fingerprints are.

"4.10. Can I control what nodes I use for entry/exit?"
... We don't actually recommend you use these for normal use -- you get the
best security that Tor can provide when you leave the route selection to
Tor ...

Florian Reitmeir

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