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Re: [michael.holstein@csuohio.edu: Re: Anonymity questions]

No crap. That's only if they're specifically watching YOU or something you're connected to in some way. However, a large, vibrant Tor network would greatly hinder 'roving wiretap' type passive intel gathering operations.


coderman wrote:
On 2/22/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
... (use VPNs between Tor nodes, IPsec, etc)

tor does not apply to an NSA threat model; your low latency mix/ p0wn3d by NSA, sorry.

from the FAQ they say as much: [6.7
http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ ]

"As mentioned above, it is possible for an observer who can view large
portions of the Internet (called a 'global adversary') to be able to
correlate timings of all traffic entering and exiting the tor network,
and thus link arbitrary users. Tor does not defend against such a
threat model."

that said, i think IPsec is a great idea in as many places as possible
assuming your key distribution/exchange is well implemented.