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Re: [tor-talk] 4G/LTE

On 9 April 2012 00:19, Nathan Freitas <nathan@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 04/06/2012 05:31 PM, Simon Brereton wrote:
>> It's my understanding that Verizon (at least) differs the way it
>> assigns IP addresses for 4g/LTE devices as opposed to 3G ones. ÂIs
>> this a point of concern for Orbot?
> Is there any more information you can provide about this?
> It really should not be an issue on how IPs are assigned or allocated,
> but I am curious to dig in some more to any information you might have.

As I understand it, 3G devices were assigned a unique public IP.  4G
devices on the same tower, however, share a public IP and VZW uses NAT
(so the device actually has a 10.x.x.x private IP).  This causes some
people issues - for example http://www.evdoforums.com/thread14544.html

I'm just trying to understand if, and how, this affects tor usage.
Does it enhance the privacy aspect (because it's tough to pinpoint the
actual device the end-point traffic is going to), or does it degrade
it (because VZW presumably have NAT/Firewall logs that could be used)?

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