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Re: Bittorrent

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:21:33 -0800
"F. Fox" <kitsune.or@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> Ted Smith wrote:
> (snip)
> It's not perfect - since transfers are still done in the clear - but
> it does thwart the current most commonly used method for enumerating
> users (i.e., scraping the tracker). It also uses almost zero
> bandwidth on the Tor network.

I believe that this is a common misconception using Tor in this manner
will not hide you from someone scraping the tracker. It will hide you
from your ISPs DPI throttling (watching for/blocking connections going
to trackers) but what gets reported to the tracker is your actual IP
as without that the other peers would be unable to connect to you. So
you can use this to get around throttling or blocking but it does not
hide you from anti-p2p companies. 

If people want anonymous transfers they should use/support gnunet,
mute or the like. Bittorrent was never built to be annonymous.


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