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suspicions Chinese node name piracy


today I found the tor network status update script for my TNS site http://torstatus.blutmagie.de broken. The Perl code feeding the underlying MySQL db relies on a unique router name for the tor server being queried. Since some hours besides my own tor node there's listed a second tor node in China named "blutmagie" in the descriptor table. It appears to be using a Chinese dialup address. Oops!

Fixing the TNS Perl code was not very hard, but what may be the reason some idiot in China choses the same router name like me?

the real and only blutmagie tor node from Germany :-)

fake blutmagie node from China:


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