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Re: Tor server for port 443
Scott Bennett wrote:
Can I get some feedback regarding the deployment of an exit node
restricted to port 443?
My rationale is fairly simple, I believe in free speech and want to help
make it available to everyone, especially those whose governments
criminalize certain kinds of speech. I am also aware of some of the
weakness' of Tor such as the lack of end to end encryption when
using nonsecure protocols. My desire is to provide a communications
mechanism that enforces end to end encryption.
In addition to port 443, you might consider ports like 995 - used for
secure POP3 - and 587, used for secure SMTP on Gmail.
Any idea why gmail uses 587 instead of the standard smtps port, which
is 465? I wouldn't unblock an smtps port and for the same reasons I leave
the unencrypted smtp port (25) blocked.
The standardised port for SMTP submission is 587. See
"Although some servers support port 465 for legacy secure SMTP in
violation of the specifications"
However. gmail do actually support both 587 with TLS *and* 465 with SSL
on connect, on smtp.gmail.com.