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Re: Is this for real?
> The problem is that it does not scale 1:1.
> If you set aside the biggest problems:
> - Users with firewalls/NAT routers and lack of knowhow to set them up
If they can use Tor to surf they should be able to let the Tor server
component also access it. Same program. Don't understand this arguement.
> - Increased use increases incentives for the bad guys, _especially_ if
> a vulnerability is discovered. Everyone would be vulnerable.
What is the point. The same thing right now. If a vulnerability is
discovered then people must update immediately. Who says that all people
running Tor servers right now are computer whizzes?
> The reason it does not scale 1:1 is that (in EU at least),
> Internet-access to the users are provided mostly asymmetrically. My
> new connection has an awesome 20Mbit downstream, and the whole of
> 1Mbit upstream. Even with the fastest (consumer) subscription I'm not
> able to host a TOR server if I'm also going to use other services
> (VoIP, etc.).
Yes, but if everybody gets the download speed that he provides for
upload then it scales perfectly. In your case 1M.
> And I wouldn't approve of the whole forcing-people either, at least by
> my own moral standards, especially not in a freedom-project like this!
Where is the force. That would just be the way the program works! Same
thing with emule, freenet, etc, etc. Give and take. No harm done.
I wasn't saying that everybody should become an exit node.
http://www.fastmail.fm - Faster than the air-speed velocity of an
unladen european swallow