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Re: Bittorrent

On Sun, 2009-02-15 at 21:46 -0700, Jon wrote:
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> Drake Wilson wrote:
> > Quoth Jon <scream@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, on 2009-02-15 20:13:37 -0700:
> >> Have we thought of engaging the bittorrent community on blocking the
> >> tor nodes themselves.  This would disrupt the BT traffic transiting
> >> the Tor network.
> >
> > "I started running a Tor relay and all my torrents immediately started
> > failing.  Now I'm not going to run a relay anymore."
> >
> > No?
> >
> >> Jon
> >
> >    ---> Drake Wilson
> Makes sense.  Is there a workaround?
> Jon

Not unless you want to backdoor Tor.

The whole point of Tor is to make traffic coming out of an exit
indistinguishable from traffic originating from that exit. If there is
any way to distinguish between the two, Tor has failed. (This is a
simplistic way of looking at things, but it's still true.)

Is there any way to send an error message back to BT clients telling
them how to properly combine bittorrent with Tor and possibly suggesting
they look into i2p as an anonymous BitTorrent network?

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