[tor-talk] Propsal for decentralization of the Tor network

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Mon Nov 24 01:37:25 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 05:07:42PM -0800, BM-2cUqBqHFVDHuY34ZcpL3PNgkpLUEEer8ev at bitmessage.ch wrote:
> I have carefully checked trac and torproject.org website for proposals,
> seen many interesting ones but not a single one to decentralize the Tor
> network from the direcotry authorities. There are many ways to accomplish
> this apparently, and it's the only way to guarantee full independence and
> anonymity.
> Are there even plans to make this change? Or the current system which
> offers full control for few people seams good enough to you?

Check out
for another step in that direction.

And then
for another direction to consider.

The current situation is that nobody knows of a design that, in your
words, will "guarantee full independence and anonymity". The one we have
is well-studied and has well-understood downsides, so I'm not eager to
move to one that is poorly-studied and has poorly-understood downsides.


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