[tor-talk] VOIP and tor

Juan Garofalo juan.g71 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 23 08:52:07 UTC 2013

--On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:29 AM -0400 grarpamp
<grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:42 AM, Matt <matt at pagan.io> wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:15:46 -0600 Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>> The sound quality was surprisingly clear in my tests, and I didn't have
>> any dropped calls, even over extended periods of time.
>>> I never got around to directly comparing UDP mode via VPN via Tor,
>>> versus TCP mode via just Tor. My initial experience convinced me that
>>> VoIP and anonymity are entirely incompatible :(
>> I don't think this true at all. If you want to use torsocks and mumble
>> together, you may want to try it with dgoulet's new torsocks rewrite.
> I've seen people out there streaming pirate radio over hidden services.

	How is that 'pirate radio'? They had an actual RF transmitter that they
accessed through a hidden service? 

> Once you get the stream up (which usually just involves waiting vs.
> manual retry), and signaling aside (which can be for voip), the
> stream itself works good. Though those streams tend to be constant
> and heavy, unlike bursty voip. If you're having problems you might try
> a constant bitrate stream codec or disabling noise/mic nulling.
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