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Re: A warning to proxy writers
On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 05:54:15AM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
| On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 10:25:36AM +0100, Adam Langley wrote:
| > If the user doesn't have every protocol proxyied then an image link to
| > https:// or ftp:// etc could cause a non-Tor connection.
| Hi Adam,
| This is a nice list. Can you confirm that common browsers will
| automatically load a ftp:// image link? If so, we should really
| consider how to deal with that. :}
Get the firefox guys to start adding integration features.
Justification: Browsers are big, complex bits of software, which will
do surprising things. Some of those things, like "load an image via
ftp," are configurable, or handle-able by a proxy. In other cases,
has to deal with the covert channel problem. Things get easier if the
browser participates in protecting people's privacy.