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Re: [Slightly OT] Theoretical classification of Tor
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- From: "Ringo Kamens" <2600denver@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 02:36:50 -0400
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From my understanding of the networking model, tor could be
de-centralized if more people ran authoritative directory servers. ie
if every client was a server and every server was a directory...
Comrade Ringo Kamens
On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 2:34 AM, eugen gmail <eugenrn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --- F. Fox wrote:
>> Something I've been thinking about: On a theoretical basis, how would
>> Tor's architecture be classified?
>> Two extremes of the scale I'm talking about would be:
>> * Fully centralized, like plain ol' client/server;
>> * Fully decentralized, which Gnutella comes close to.
> Maybe you could think of it like this:
> If someone evil can shutdown Tor, then Tor is centralized, if not then it is
> I know too little to answer that...