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Re: [tor-talk] Tor is released

Roger Dingledine:
> The Tor 0.2.4 release series is dedicated to the memory of Aaron Swartz
> (1986-2013). Aaron worked on diverse projects including helping to guide
> Creative Commons, playing a key role in stopping SOPA/PIPA, bringing
> transparency to the U.S. government's PACER documents, and contributing
> design and development for Tor and Tor2Web. Aaron was one of the latest
> martyrs in our collective fight for civil liberties and human rights,
> and his death is all the more painful because he was one of us.
> Tor, the first stable release in the 0.2.4 branch, features
> a new circuit handshake and link encryption that use ECC to provide
> better security and efficiency; makes relays better manage circuit
> creation requests; uses "directory guards" to reduce client enumeration
> risks; makes bridges collect and report statistics about the pluggable
> transports they support; cleans up and improves our geoip database;
> gets much closer to IPv6 support for clients, bridges, and relays; makes
> directory authorities use measured bandwidths rather than advertised
> ones when computing flags and thresholds; disables client-side DNS
> caching to reduce tracking risks; and fixes a big bug in bridge
> reachability testing. This release introduces two new design
> abstractions in the code: a new "channel" abstraction between circuits
> and or_connections to allow for implementing alternate relay-to-relay
> transports, and a new "circuitmux" abstraction storing the queue of
> circuits for a channel. The release also includes many stability,
> security, and privacy fixes.

and with this upgrade i'll start a 1 Mbit/s exit this weekend.
have a calm ending of the year.
thanks for your work!


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