[tor-talk] Question about something said about Tor in the Der Spiegel data dump
cypher at cpunk.us
Mon Dec 29 15:57:09 UTC 2014
On 12/29/2014 09:52 AM, Lars Luthman wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-12-29 at 09:11 -0600, Cypher wrote:
>> So I'm looking through the Der Spiegel data dump and noticed the
>> following statement on document 35543:
>> "The client must not be running a Tor router of their own..."
>> That made me thing of a few questions but I'm specifically wondering
>> what they mean here.
>> 1. Do they mean that it is confusing to them if I am connecting to the
>> Tor network from a computer that also runs a relay but I do not have my
>> client configured to use my relay
>> 2. Do they mean that it is confusing to them if I am connecting to the
>> Tor network through a relay running on my own machine?
> That depends on whether they can distinguish between connections made by
> different Tor processes coming from the same network. Hopefully they
> can't, in which case it's both 1 and 2, but if the two Tor processes are
> different versions of Tor or use different versions of libraries such as
> OpenSSL it might be possible to tell the connections apart, in which
> case it's only 2.
Interesting. Could that mean then that it might be advisable to always
enter the Tor network from the node running on my PC instead of allowing
Tor to select it? I know that is against best practices but, in light of
this new info, might that be the case?
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