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Re: [tor-talk] [Tails-dev] Persistent Tor start in Tails vs location aware Tor entry guards (LATEG)

> [can you please decide what mailing-list this discussion should happen
> on, and then we can stop cross-posting over 4 mailing-list?]

We're in a quite abstract cross-distro Tor discussion, so let's go for

> Patrick Schleizer wrote (02 Jan 2016 22:36:13 GMT) :
>> The documentation advice for advanced users caring about AdvGoalTracking
>> could be to use obfuscated [private] bridges and to alternate
>> them per travel location.
> Right, I think it's important that people who what more control can
> get it this way, and IIRC our current best proposal does not prevent
> anyone from doing this.
>> Or perhaps you might be able to explain in tor-launcher /
>> anon-connection-wizard [1] [2] [3] the LATEG / AdvGoalTracking issue.
> If the configuration GUI has good facilities to document a broad and
> complex problem, yay, bringing the doc closer to the software is
> probably a winning strategy.

Unless I missed something, right now the entry guard concept is not
explained nor advertised to the user at all. As a user of Tor Browser or
Tails, the only wait to learn about entry guards is, first to be aware
of this behavior of Tor, and then to infer its status from the Tor
Browser circuit view or Vidalia in Tails.

If we think that the relationship between location and entry guard is a
meaningful information, for the mobile user for example, maybe the name
of the entry guard could at least be fed back somehow before the
connection takes place, in Tor Launcher or whatever connection process
will might come up with in Tails.

I'll keep this idea in mind while working on
https://tails.boum.org/blueprint/network_connection/. Thanks for the point!
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