[tor-talk] Tor bridge with no traffic

Christian Kujau lists at nerdbynature.de
Fri Feb 24 20:57:20 UTC 2012

On Thu, 23 Feb 2012 at 19:21, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Sounds like you are thinking that the last hop in the circuit is called
> the exit node, and earlier hops in the circuit are called bridges? This
> is not so.
> The last hop in the circuit is the exit relay. Hops other than the last
> are called non-exit relays. The first hop is called the entry relay or
> entry guard.
> Bridges are unlisted entry relays. They replace the first hop (which
> ordinarily would be in the public list of relays and thus easy to find
> and block) with one that the user has found through some other process
> and explicitly configured.

Understood now. Thanks for clearing this up for me.

BOFH excuse #136:

Daemons loose in system.

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