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Re: tor and p2p

eweb101 wrote:
> Yes, that's it. I'm sure it's not a new idea, but the few times I've
> seen P2P discussed within Tor, the discussion centers around the amount
> of traffic exiting the network instead of doing what it would take to
> run a P2P network completely within Tor.
The key to designing this with minimal changes to Tor is to separate
concerns. Tor can handle anonymous downloads. The issue now becomes
anonymous search. We could have dedicated index nodes, or we could make
a DHT(distributed hash table). DHT is probably the better approach. So
now the problem is making a DHT on top of tor. There has been some work
in this direction before, but I don't know what happened to it.
> On Jan 24, 2007, at 5:18 PM, Patrick Hooker wrote:
>> eweb101 wrote:
>>> The section on Bandwidth and filesharing seems to be dealing with exit
>>> nodes. What I'm suggesting is that content is contained within the Tor
>>> network so exit nodes are not used at all.
>>> What I don't know is if the non-exit nodes in the Tor network are
>>> bandwidth-constrained. If there is extra capacity in the middle or
>>> entry nodes, P2P may be a good way to fill that capcacity.
>> To help clarify things, it sounds like you're wondering if file sharing
>> could function as a hidden service inside the tor network?
>> --patrick

They who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty or Safety
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