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Re: [tor-talk] Tor as a network filter
On 02/09/2015 00:55, email@example.com wrote:
Yes, "..separate identification from routing.”, but isn't Tor
filtering my connection to the internet by routing my connection
through its network? Because, if so, I am wondering if it is possible
to have that onion routing process do more than just automatically
proxy my connection. I am thinking it could allow me to deny certain
connection attempts completely while allowing others. If applications
can make connections to the internet through the Tor network, via
Orbot or TorBirdy, for example, how much control can I have over this
on a desk/laptop environment?
Where would I look to find information on this? Is Vidalia or "system
Tor" relevant to this?
No, tor doesn't filter anything. The closest definition of what tor is
would be "routing software". It routes user traffic through the
anonymization network. There is no degree of control in terms of what is
and isn't sent beyond the fact of connection. You need to really read
about tor in order to understand it. But "filter" concept doesn't
describe tor in any way. This is the misunderstanding.
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