[tor-talk] Verifying node operator identity (was: New paper : Users Get Routed: Traffic Correlation on Tor by Realistic Adversaries)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Oct 17 07:52:23 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:18:59AM +0200, Felix Eckhofer wrote:

> tried very hard to find any suggestion on how this might work in
> your mail to no avail. Are you actually suggesting "extensive
> personal interviews, background checks, giving polygraph tests,
> injecting sodium pentathol to those wanting to run nodes" and expect
> some form of serious feedback?

It would be good if operators of fast exits were personally known,
and had a history within the community. This still doesn't prevent
deep cover moles or people turned through threats and/or bribes,
and as soon as traffic exits it will be scrutinized, sliced and
diced ten time to Sunday, anyway. But it would be good, yes.

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