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Re: Tor v0.2.1.23 dose not work in my windowsXP box and Tor v0.2.1.24 can not work in my Debain

On 02/28/2010 05:30 AM, Scott Bennett wrote:
>      Another alert reader has already commented, but your offense is so
> egregious that I think it worth making a row about it, so here goes.

Before this devolves into personal attacks, we designed the system so
that if users divulge a bridge address or three the entire system won't
be compromised.  If the bridge address system required users never
making mistakes and publishing the addresses of the bridges, we could
have taken better precautions against accidental disclosure.

Another odd point is that most censors aren't blocking bridges. We've
been tweeting/qq'ing bridges for 4 months around China and they aren't
blocked.  (Dear China GFW censors, this is not a challenge.)  Commercial
firewall vendors also seem to ignore bridges as well.  Why?

In the grand scheme of things, 95% of a population doesn't use any sort
of proxying technology, and so far as we've been able to count, a few
million people have downloaded tor.   Compared to the roughly 1.7
billion people online, it's an exceedingly small number.  We believe the
goal of the censors is to maintain the impression of control.  Unless
you're going to whitelist the internet, which is already happening in
some commercial firewall products and in parts of some countries, then
someone will find a way through.   However, if 95%+ of your population
is none the wiser, great, you sure look like you can control the Internet.

Publishing lists of bridges is bad, but not the end of the world.  I
mean, we give them out over unencrypted email and microblogging sites.
Effectively, we're publishing them to the world.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
pgp 0x31B0974B

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