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Re: Tor nodes question

Why would one want to do that? Tor depends on connection entropy, and the more random paths a data stream can go through the better. Are you worried about performance problems (the only reason I could think of unless I"m missing something).


mw_prev1@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I did read the Tor docs before posting here so I'm aware of your
suggestion, the problem I'm having is that I can't find a way to
restrict ALL entry and exit nodes in a particular country without having
to go through the list and exclude them individually, and then keep
scanning the list everyday to exclude any new nodes that are added.

Surely there must be a simpler way?   Can't I just set it up to exclude
all nodes from a particular country?

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 10:09:05 -0700 (PDT), "S K" <sk4list@xxxxxxxxx>

1 and 2 - use entrynodes, exitnodes StrictExitNodes
and StrictEntryNodes, making sure that entry and exit
nodes are in different continents. Check out for a
list of tor nodes by country:

As for 3, if all the Tor servers are controlled by the
adversary, you are indeed traceable.


--- mw_prev1@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

I've just started using Tor and would appreciate
any help with a few points I'm unsure about.

1. Is it possible to restrict entry/exit nodes by
geographical location of the node?

2. Is it possible to ensure that each node in the
circuit is located in a different country?  What
are the chances that all 3 nodes will be located
in the US, for example?  Is there any way to
tell if this has happened?

3. Is it possible to trace individual packets back
through the 3-node circuit? If the exit node
knows which node sent the packet, and that node
(middle node) knows the entry node, and the entry
node knows your IP, then couldn't someone trace any packets leaving the exit node back to source?


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