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Re: question about router depth

You can do more than 3 routers but I think you have to recompile the
source. In addition, no extra anonymity is provided (except for
crossing country lines which can create legal problems for oppression
forces). It also puts a much larger drain on your connection and the
tor network. Have you thought about routing tor through some public
socks proxies?

On 1/28/07, Robert Hogan <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sunday 28 January 2007 18:28, Rob wrote:
> I was listening to the security now podcast on twit about tor and I think
> they got it all wrong.  They made it sound like you could go through as
> many routers as you configure it to do.  I will send them an email.
> Thanks for the replies.
> Rob
> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 08:28:28 -0500, Dan Collins <en.wp.st47@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > 3. You are always going through 3 other routers, and there is no way to
> > change that.
> >

Unless I've misunderstood the question, you *can* create circuits with more
than 3 routers. You can also use them. I just created a 4 router circuit
tork and fetched the rss feed from www.kde.org with it.

So your information is correct.

That said, there is no benefit to using more than 3 routers. And a stream
anything less than 3 is not very anonymous.


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