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Re: tor and p2p

On Wednesday 24 January 2007 20:49, 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 that
> > could sheds some light on the technical issues that would need to be
> > addressed? Or is there something in the tor design which would make any
> > attempt to build 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.
> http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#EverybodyAServer
> Hope that helps,
> --Roger

My hosting provider blackholed my mail for a 24 hour period so I've had to 
read all the replies on the archive.

Thanks for the links and input, though I did get one or two responses which 
misinterpreted me as suggesting the current tor network be used for anon p2p. 
Perish the thought!

One final dumb question. The torify-ing wiki says:

"BitTorrent is already using a mechanism similiar to Tor to communicate with 
other peers. "

Is this referring to DHT? Is it really that similar?


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