[tor-talk] Directory Server Decentralization

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.is
Thu Jan 31 00:08:05 UTC 2013

On Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:41:50 +0100
"Sebastian G. <bastik.tor>" <bastik.tor at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > How far along is the Directory Server decentralization in general?
> If you talk about DHT (distributed hash tables) to bootstrap rather
> than fetching the consensus from a central place or a mirror... I
> remember that it wasn't safe enough back at that time. I don't know
> if anyone is working on it.

I believe the current state of privacy preserving distributed
directories is still at Torsk,

See "Hashing it out in public" for reasons why DHTs and anonymity don't
mix well, http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~hopper/hashing_it_out.pdf

PIR-Tor is another idea, not quite DHT, not quite the current model,

pgp 0x6B4D6475

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