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Re: Privoxy usage?
>> Ahem... if your VPN software is using TCP rather than UDP or raw IP,
>> then I strongly recommend that you choose a different VPN vendor.
> that's not good advice. tcp to 443 and other uses in general are
> quite acceptable. (ok, i do favor AH/ESP or UDP, but TCP is still
> quite usable and useful)
That's not a VPN. That's encryption at the application layer, and
> with Tor your tcp endpoint is terminating quite close, in this case on
> the same host stack or one host over.
That's not TCP over TCP. That's two TCP connecitons put end to end,
and that's fine.
> the performance hit for TCP over TCP in Tor land is the latency and
> bandwidth associated with onion routing, not nested TCP transport.
There is no nested TCP in normal tor operation; there's multiple
layers of SSL encryption over a single TCP connection.
On the other hand, if you run a layer 2 VPN over tor, you get TCP
within IP within multiple layers of SSL within TCP. And that's not
good, either for your performance, or for the network.