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Re: Directory Server

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 07:14:21PM +0800, RMS wrote:
> Hi!
> I was looking through the Tor's overview homepage and I understand for
> Tor to build a path, it must first obtain a list of Tor nodes from a
> directory server. I like to ask how can I trust the directory server
> in the first place? Can my govenment set up such a server and give me
> a list of government owned Tor nodes instead? Surely she can redirect
> all traffic (if the IP address of the Tor's directory server is
> hardcoded into the Tor client) from the Tor's directory server to her
> own server?

It's actually multiple directory server's that allow a vote 


and the authoritative directory server public keys are in the client
you download


It's not perfect, but the problem you are concerned with should not arise.

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