[tor-talk] Choosing a name for a .onon

Adrian Crenshaw irongeek at irongeek.com
Thu Mar 29 22:47:00 UTC 2012

Hi all,
   I was under the impression that the .onion names for Tor Hidden Services
were pseudo-random based on the public key. How was someone able to choose
one/choose some character in one? As an example:
http://silkroadvb5piz3r.onion (hope it is not against policy to post that
link, only example I know. ) How did they choose the first 8 characters?


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