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Re: [tor-talk] Potential uses for the Tor network




On Sun, Oct 4, 2015, at 08:53 PM, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:39:13 -0400
> Bryan Gwin <bjg2119@caa.columbia.edu> wrote:
> 
> >  My name s Bryan Gwin (I have my masters in computer science) and I have a
> > quick question. Is it possible for someone to design some software that can
> > utilize the Tor network (i.e. software that will allow users to communicate
> > with each other through the Tor Network allowing for private
> > conversations). Is there only one browser that can get a list of
> > participating computers and route data through them? I am not creating chat
> > software (I have something else in mind but the details are irrelevant). If
> > the project is somewhat open source, then could something like chat
> > software be made where If one person downloads the chat software and
> > another person downloads the same software, the first person would be able
> > to use the software to communicate with the other person's software through
> > the Tor network. Yes or no? If yes, generally how would that work (meaning
> > how could the software use the network in a very broad sense).
> 
> You should take a look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TorChat
> 
> -- 
> With respect,
> Roman
> -- 
 More generally, Tor provides an enhanced SOCKS proxy interface, so and
 application that talks SOCKS can use it.
See the design docs.
GD

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