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Re: [tor-talk] Directory Server Decentralization

On 1/30/2013 11:58 AM, unknown wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:49:23 -0600
> Raynardine <raynardine@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I just wanted to ask here in Tor-Talk where the efforts to decentralize
>> the Tor directory servers have gone so far?
> One of the goals of centralizing is protect Tor against attacks
> based on the desynchronisation and dividing stats for users.
> Without unified consensus from DA available to all users synchronously,
> an adversary can effectively divide users to small anonimity sets.
> IMHO that points to some your others proposals to.
Then what would you do about ISPs that trivially innumerate the entire
public relay list from a directory authority, and block every last one
of them? What happens if a government (such as the United States)
demands the private keys for the Directory Authorities? Would you even
know if it has already happened years ago?

A unified concensus on the relay list (for the public relays in
relatively free countries) is fine and all, but what about the less free

What if many countries together begin null-routing Tor relays in their
BGP routers?

You would do nothing?

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