[tor-talk] Tor OPSEC - Operational Security - Great Resource of Information!

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.org
Thu Dec 15 17:40:47 UTC 2011

On Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:27:59 -0500
grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bridges are not intended for use by the general population, but by
> people who truly need them and/or cannot reach Tor any other way.

Generally, I use bridges to avoid telling the local network I'm
connecting to the Tor Network. If I forget to get some bridges in
advance, I'll just connect to faceless.me or ipredator and then fire up
Tor. Rarely, I'll just connect to an open SOCKS5/HTTPS proxy and tunnel
Tor through that.

Most of my problem with bridges is that they are unreliable. I seem to
find the ones that have connectivity problems. I either end up with a
list of 40 bridges, or I just get new ones before a trip. 

I know Karsten wrote a paper about bridge stability and giving out at
least one stable bridge per set given,
There is hope that in the future, at least one of my chosen bridges is

pgp 0x74ED336B

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