Path-spec - fast circuits

Damian Johnson atagar1 at
Mon Feb 15 06:02:43 UTC 2010

+1. I was kinda floored at the logic behind 'since this attack hasn't
been used in the wild it should be ignored' but... for each their own.


On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM, Flamsmark <flamsmark at> wrote:
> On 14 February 2010 03:15, Scott Bennett <bennett at> wrote:
>> >But one big problem is that you have no guarantee whatsoever that I'm
>> >telling you the truth about my measurements.  See for example Kevin
>> >Bauer et al's "Low Resource Routing Attacks Against Tor."
>>     Yes, I've understood that from the outset, but I haven't seen any
>> evidence that such abuse is actually happening.
> Tor isn't just designed to be resilient to attacks that are actually being
> employed. It is designed to be resistant to theoretical attacks too - as
> well it should be. Indeed: complaining that we're protecting against
> attacks, but nobody is using them is like saying `I bought this expensive
> umbrella, but then I didn't even get wet.':
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