Bitblinder = Tor 2

Ted Smith teddks at
Sat Jun 13 14:55:31 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-06-13 at 10:07 +0200, Max wrote:
> Tor 2 is out:
> it is faster. why? everyone is an exitnode or forwarder.
That will cause the network to stay at a very low level of popularity
because ordinary users will be continually harassed because of malicious
uses of the network.

> What about changing the Tor 1 policy to be everyone as well an exit
> node by default?
That will never happen for the above reason.

But let's assume BitBlinder is the future. Now, if I want strong
anonymity, I just have to give an unknown party my email address.
Sounds like a good deal, right? Also, I have to switch to a non-free and
probably-backdoored OS, since they don't support free ones (and have no
plans on supporting *BSD from a glance at their bug tracker).

I'm still somewhat interested, though. Do you have a link to their
paper? Or to their protocol spec, so I can design my own client?

Thanks in advance.

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