[tor-talk] New release candidate: Tor 0.4.5.4-rc
rm at romanrm.net
Fri Jan 22 17:31:45 UTC 2021
On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:02:50 -0500
Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org> wrote:
> o Major bugfixes (authority, IPv6):
> - Do not consider multiple relays in the same IPv6 /64 network to be
> sybils. Fixes bug 40243; bugfix on 0.4.5.1-alpha.
Each /64 should be treated as an equivalent to 1 address in the IPv4 world, so
it seems to me that the original code was correct.
Any home user gets at least one /64 from their ISP . It is not the minimum
routable block on the internet (as per bugreport), the minimum is actually
a /48. But it is the minimum block that is usable on a LAN with SLAAC
auto-configuration, and as such is the minimum block any ISP will provide to a
home broadband subscriber.
Some server hosts do put multiple distinct users within the same /64 -- but
they are wrong in doing that, there should be no pampering to that practice.
I suggest to carefully reconsider if giving a free pass to run any number of
relays from a single /64, which are in most cases controlled entirely by a
single user, and then relying on path selection to limit the damage, is not
weakening the security model too much just to accommodate for a few bad
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