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Re: [tor-talk] Not comfortable with the new single-hop system merged into Tor
On 12/22/2016 06:00 AM, laurelai bailey wrote:
> Then i completely misread the previous threads. That happens sometimes o_o
Well, you didn't _completely_ misread the thread.
By default, users will be installing a version of Tor which can be
configured to run single-hop onion services. Alternatively, there could
be separate versions. Perhaps someone could explain why that option was
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 6:54 AM, Alec Muffett <alec.muffett@xxxxxxxxx>
>> On 22 December 2016 at 11:21, laurelai bailey <laurelaistorm@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> Which is exactly why you should have this feature as it is. You say its
>>> insulting to users, we say the actual reality of the situation is that
>>> people use TOR who arent computer experts and sane defaults are a needed
>>> thing, to help keep people safe. Dissidents and vulnerable people use
>>> service, you cant expect them all to be experts and you cant treat them
>>> like they are, because they arent.
>> Hi Laureai,
>> This is a server-side feature, not a tor-browser feature, so will not be
>> seen nor touched by >99% of Tor users.
>> The default is "off".
>> The enablement means hand-editing a flat text file, and adding two,
>> separate, magical commands to it.
>> Both of which are named to suggest "this feature is about making the
>> webserver that you are about to set up, somewhat less anonymous".
>> And which doubtless will be documented as such.
>> Given this, I believe that the bigger issue, server side, is highlighted by
>> Sarah Jamie Lewis' tweetstorm, earlier today, which I highly recommend,
>> albeit a long read across multiple tweets:
>> ...that a substantial, perhaps overwhelming, source of security risk is
>> from people using software in "default" configurations.
>> Rather than "extremely non-default configurations" as above.
>> I am trying to help fix this latter issue. Would you like to help, assist,
>> or provide aid, and thereby benefit the people who use Tor?
>> For instance, set up an onion site using the above basic configuration, and
>> test it?
>> - alec
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