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Re: [tor-talk] Question about something said about Tor in the Der Spiegel data dump



I think it means private bridges.

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:57 AM, Cypher <cypher@cpunk.us> wrote:

>
>
> On 12/29/2014 09:52 AM, Lars Luthman wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-12-29 at 09:11 -0600, Cypher wrote:
> >> So I'm looking through the Der Spiegel data dump and noticed the
> >> following statement on document 35543:
> >>
> >> "The client must not be running a Tor router of their own..."
> >>
> >> That made me thing of a few questions but I'm specifically wondering
> >> what they mean here.
> >>
> >> 1. Do they mean that it is confusing to them if I am connecting to the
> >> Tor network from a computer that also runs a relay but I do not have my
> >> client configured to use my relay
> >>
> >> or
> >>
> >> 2. Do they mean that it is confusing to them if I am connecting to the
> >> Tor network through a relay running on my own machine?
> >
> > That depends on whether they can distinguish between connections made by
> > different Tor processes coming from the same network. Hopefully they
> > can't, in which case it's both 1 and 2, but if the two Tor processes are
> > different versions of Tor or use different versions of libraries such as
> > OpenSSL it might be possible to tell the connections apart, in which
> > case it's only 2.
>
> Interesting. Could that mean then that it might be advisable to always
> enter the Tor network from the node running on my PC instead of allowing
> Tor to select it? I know that is against best practices but, in light of
> this new info, might that be the case?
>
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