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UTC & increased anonymity for client/node & user
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Can Tor function properly as a client and/or node if I
set my system's time to UTC?
UTC has the advantage of not giving away geographical
location. Another advantage could be more universal
time standard for client/node; thus reducing partition
attacks via. time-zone/geographical location.
Some programs for protocols like some IM's (e.g. IRC)
will respond to a "CTCP Time" request. If the system
time is set to UTC a CTCP Time request gives
non-usefull data to an adversary.
While a node does not have to worry about giving away
it's location a client does.
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