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Re: [tor-talk] "Tor Circuit" list in TBB displaying incorrect exit node and IP address
On Sun, Dec 23, 2018, at 14:05, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> Assuming the difference is "cloudflare vs not cloudflare", check out
One of the comments on this bug is severely wrong:
"Why the hell doesn't it inform about using plain text .onion connections on https sites?!!! (No questions for https .onion alternate routes.) Example of cf alt-svc: cflarexljc3rw355ysrkrzwapozws6nre6xsy3n4yrj7taye3uiby3ad.onion:443 (plain text (http)!!!)"
This is not correct, alt-svc over port 443 not only uses https, but it uses the certificate of the original site (not the cflarex...onion) address displayed, ensuring that the alt-svc is valid and able to serve traffic for the original site's URL using a valid certificate.
I can't be arsed to register just to post one comment and correcting people who are severely confused about Cloudflare (and/or alt-svc) would easily be more than a single full time job, but it might be worth noting in this case to reduce confusion.
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