Tor-BlackBelt Privacy

Robert Ransom rransom.8774 at
Thu Jan 6 09:11:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, 06 Jan 2011 09:04:23 +0100
"Karsten N." <tor-admin at> wrote:

> sorry, I forgott to send the torrc file. I leave out the values for
> Vidalia an post only the specific Black Belt Privacy values:
>     CircuitBuildTimeout 10
>     NumEntryGuards 10

These two lines might make Tor slightly faster, but will put far more
load on the Tor network.  The NumEntryGuards line will also make the
client more vulnerable to certain anonymity-set-reducing attacks.

>     ConstrainedSockSize 256 KB
>     ExcludeNodes IL
>     ExcludeExitNodes IL

Either 'Cav' is seriously afraid of some node named "IL", or he is
trying to protect his users from those $DEROGATORY_ADJECTIVE Jews and
didn't put in the curly braces needed to exclude all nodes in a
country.  (And didn't realize that Mossad can rent servers in other

Robert Ransom
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