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Re: What's the benefit of a permanent "EntryGuard"?
On 8/30/2006 7:25 PM, Bestbayer@xxxxxxx wrote:
My question is, what's the security of having a person you always connect
to when you don't know them? What if the person is malicious? Isn't it
better to connect to different people, especially if you're not running
If this option is set to 1, we pick a few long-term entry servers,
and try to stick with them. This is desirable because constantly
changing servers increases the odds that an adversary who owns some
servers will observe a fraction of your paths. (Defaults to 1.)
I suppose it is only a good idea if the EntryGuards are trusted. I
noticed on http://belegost.mit.edu/tor/status/authority that two of my
three current EntryGuards are annotated with "Guard", but I don't know
what that means, exactly.
As of now, I have an automator script that deletes the "state" file
in the /users/home/.tor directory each time I log into my computer.
You could just set UseEntryGuards to 0.
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