[tor-talk] TOR network topology

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Fri Oct 25 18:21:06 UTC 2013

On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:17:57 +0000
Mads Tinggaard Pedersen <mtpe at itu.dk> wrote:

> shape of the network, perhaps based by country?
> what nodes in the network graph is connected to one another.

There is no real shape or topology or any fixed node-to-node connections
to speak of, really. Each client picks 3 nodes randomly (with the 1st one being
from a set of chosen once and kept long-term "Guards"), then builds a so
called circuit to route a new connection via them. So a structure of the
bulk of the network is a formless cloud (the word everyone loves so much),
with maybe some silver lining representing Exit nodes.

With respect,
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