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Re: [tor-talk] A multi-layer proof of work system to solve the Tor/CloudFlare problem?
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 09:09:37PM +0100, Cain Ungothep wrote:
That way a normal web client, normally browsing a website, would not be
impacted from end-user experience, but any automated system (the ones causing
problems to Cloudflare)
Why can't people separate Tor from Tor Browser in their minds? Tor is a
network transport. Not all Tor users are lusers sitting behind Tor Browser,
Nice speech, I don't use Tor browser, I use Tor for almost every
application. I would like to automate a link checker for it, but the
useless Cloudflare broke my script to check broken links.
For example I have a system-wide Tor daemon, and I use it for a variety of
different non-interactive things, like news reader updates, automatic source
code fetches, web-api-related requests, and other cronjobs. I am not the only
one. Shitflare also affects completely reasonable automatic non-interactive
uses like that.
I do that too, I use Tor for news reader, email client, lightweight
browser, almost everything use Tor, I just don't use transparent
torification for it, I considered it problematic.
In fact the Great Firewall of Shitflare completely fucks every hope of
composability of their clients' web sites.
There is a work to get around that, I plan to do an application to solve
those captcha either by using audio captcha or the picture, there is
actually some ways to solve, I just haven't got the idea yet. (Note:
Those captcha is solve-able by machine not human, it is too hard)
At that stage Cloudflare, instead of using a Captcha, could also
Maybe it's a bad idea, but the key to be addressed is imho:
- reducing the automated attacks from Tor netwok by increasing it's
costs while leaving intact the end-user experience on Tor Browser
They can actually not use Tor and instead use botnets, botnets is better
and a lot faster than Tor.
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