Tor server using Vista?

Steve Crook steve at
Fri Jan 4 13:52:38 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 07:23:38AM -0500, Ringo Kamens wrote:
>    This is certainly not adviseable because of the lack of security built
>    into windows and the possible backdoors.

Anonymity systems like Tor are designed to be resistant to bad nodes,
even when the operator of the node is a bad guy.  Working on this
premise, how can the security weakness of Windows be sufficient
justification for not running a Tor node on it?  Certainly some degree
of caution and careful monitoring would be advisable but this holds true
when opening any public service.

Running a Tor server on Vista seems like a very good idea, if only to
provide the developers with feedback on how well it works.


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