[tor-talk] HTTP CGI and Tor Hidden Services?

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Wed Sep 10 22:44:30 UTC 2014

On 09/10/2014 03:07 PM, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> Hi,
> We're not machines, and this is not a commercial product where you can
> expect immediate support, sorry. It is quite unfriendly to crosspost
> questions to other mailinglists of the project.
> On 09/10/2014 03:47 PM, TerryZ at Safe-mail.net wrote:
>> I'd like to know if HTTP CGI forms and CGI server side programs
>> on a hidden service work the same over Tor as over regular the
>> internet.
> Tor simply acts as a transport for TCP packets from source to
> destination. You can run anything that consumes and produces TCP packets
> on the hidden service side, so, yes, CGIs will work just fine.

Latency is relatively high for hidden services, so it's best to minimize
server-client conversation.

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