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Re: Tor Defense Fund...an idea.

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Was anyone on the original project full-on Navy, or was this entirely
contracted out?

Paul Syverson wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 06:34:45PM -0700, Andrew Del Vecchio wrote:
>> Tor was originally supported by the US Navy, but that is no
>> longer the case for whatever reason.
> Tor, as with the previous generations of Onion Routing, was
> designed by myself and others from NRL. It's the first system that
> was partly rather than entirely done by NRL personnel, Roger and
> Nick were under contract to NRL for design, development and initial
> deployment of Tor.
> Funding for related research is ongoing, e.g., for analysis and
> improvement of hidden services (which led to improved security for
> all Tor circuit building cf.
> http://www.onion-router.net/Publications.html#locating-hidden-servers)
>  Development and maintenance per se of Tor has passed beyond being
> a research project; that aspect is no longer an NRL project.
> You might want to look at http://www.onion-router.net/     in
> general, and http://www.onion-router.net/Sponsors.html   in
> particular.
> Funding from EFF for Tor development ended about a year ago, though
>  they still provide the web site and support in other indirect
> ways. So the sponsors page is a little dated in that respect.
> HTH, Paul

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