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Re[2]: Tor Question


God bless you for updating tor.

I  have  a  question.  I  noticed  in some code that it said if tor is
running  on  a  win32  system,  to  disable signals. So even if I sent
signals  like sighup to the process, it wouldn't be listening. Is this

Also,  what kind of damage does it do to the tor network for a node to
just instantly disappear without notifying the network?


Tuesday, August 1, 2006, 9:37:59 PM, you wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 09:13:47PM -0500, Arrakistor wrote:
>> What  is  the  maximum  time  it should reasonably take to build a tor
>> circuit if you are on dialup? Assume 33.6kbps modem.

> It could be a really long time. The reason for this is that you probably
> spend the first n minutes downloading pieces of the directory, and Tor
> isn't really set up to prioritize circuit-building during this process.
> (In fact, for security reasons you shouldn't try to build circuits
> until you have the whole directory, because if you take any actions
> before that, the adversary will know what servers you know about and
> what servers you don't know about.)

> Making Tor suitable for dial-up is on our list, but there are a lot of
> things on our list and this is a hard one to do right.

>> Also, Torpark is about to be released. New Look, New Features,
>> faster,  stronger,  smarter,  all-natural and no preservatives. Anyone
>> want to try it out?

> You will probably want to include the new Tor stable release;
> the official announcement is pending on getting win32 packages though,
> so it isn't quite ready for you yet.

> --Roger