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Re: tor and p2p
I don't think it would be too difficult to get something like
bittorrent working within the Tor network. What I mean by that is both
the tracker and all clients are within the network. We'd have to
update the bittorrent client software to not use IP addresses of
course, but something similar has already been done on Azureus for I2P.
Users of the network would have to set themselves up a hidden service
in order to participate.
I'm sure there will be scaling issues involved with the increased
number of hidden services and we'd want to optimize some of the
transfer parameters but conceptually, it shouldn't be difficult to
On Jan 24, 2007, at 1:49 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:
On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 07:25:13PM +0000, Robert Hogan wrote:
Has there been any thought, specc-ing in this direction? Anything
sheds some light on the technical issues that would need to be
is there something in the tor design which would make any attempt to
anonymous p2p on top of it unfeasible?
There's lots of work left before Tor is in a position for most users
to be servers.
Hope that helps,