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Re: TOR and ISP

     On Sun, 27 Dec 2009 05:03:22 -0700 Jim <Jimmymac@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>Scott Bennett wrote:
>>      The key here is that the ISPs not only cannot detect encrypted URLs,
>> they cannot detect what the user is doing, not even whether the user is
>> trying to connect to a port or is simply transmitting packets over an already
>> open connection or is closing a connection.  They cannot detect the
>> destination address or port number.
>Perhaps you meant when /using Tor/ the ISP cannot detect the destination
>address or port number?  (I read your email several times and did not
>detect this meaning.)  Surely on a generic encrypted connection the ISP

     Then you must have missed reading the Subject: line of the message. :-)

>can determine the destination of the connection.  (For a Tor user, that
>would be the the IP address of the entry guard.)

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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