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Re: DuckDuckGo now operates a Tor exit enclave

On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 16:09:18 +0100
"Geoff Down" <geoffdown@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 09:20 -0400, "Ted Smith" <teddks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > An "exit enclave" is when a service operates a Tor exit node with an
> > exit policy permitting exiting to that service. Tor will automagically
> > extend circuits built to that host from three hops to four, such that
> > your traffic will exit on localhost of the service you are intending to
> > use. This means that users will use DDG's node when building circuits
> > that terminate at duckduckgo.com or whatever.
> > 
> Really? Duckduckgo.com is on AS19262 Verizon, but when I accessed it, it
> was via an exit node on AS30058 ACTIVO-SYSTEMS.

I don't remember where I read this, but at the moment, exit enclaving
only works if your Tor client has already downloaded and cached the
relay descriptor for the destination host.

Robert Ransom

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