[tor-talk] Possible upcoming attempts to disable the Tor network
virii at enn.lu
Mon Dec 22 22:49:48 UTC 2014
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On 2014-12-22 23:20, Mirimir wrote:
> On 12/22/2014 02:18 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 02:03:04PM -0700, Mirimir wrote:
>>> In light of recent posts from Thomas White and some node operators, I'm
>>> wondering whether "seizure" might be looking more like "compromise".
>>> There might be a range of attacks, from DDoSing to rooting, and perhaps
>>> even the covert installation of malicious hardware. Or is that too
>> So far all is quiet on the directory authority front, and no news is
>> good news.
>> As for Thomas's servers, I should emphasize that Tor exit relays aren't
>> the same as Tor directory authorities. There are 1000+ exit relays in
>> the Tor network, and it is normal (and safe) for them to come and go for
>> all sorts of reasons. He took his relays down himself to be conservative
>> while investigating, but currently he's not thinking it has to do with
>> law enforcement. When he took them down, the Tor network temporarily
>> lost a little bit of exit capacity, but that too is normal.
>> There are six thousand plus relays in the Tor network right now, and
>> things are happening as usual. There's no indication currently that
>> anything in particular has happened recently.
> Thanks for clearing that up. Sorry to confuse things. I saw in the list
> of trusted authorities at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8774833
> that Riseup runs one, and somehow didn't see that Thomas was reporting
> on exit relays and mirrors.
> I ought to chill, I suppose.
So is there no need for some more trusted dir authorities?
I mean 10 for the whole networks seems a bit tiny.
Sam Grüneisen - President
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