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Re: [tor-talk] Directly vs. bridges

On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 04:55:07PM +0330, kamyar fils wrote:
> what's difference between these two: " directly connecting TOR users "  and
> " TOR users via bridges "  ?

The answer to that is somewhat hidden, but actually contained in the
page I suspect you found those terms on (I'm guessing

"Users who cannot connect directly to the Tor network instead connect
via bridges, which are non-public relays."

To connect to Tor, people can either choose to use public relays or
bridges as the first hop (also called "Entry node"). Public relays are
the default; there are more public relays, and you should use those if

Bridges are meant for people who can not connect to Tor otherwise
because e.g. access to public relays is being blocked. For more
information, please see https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.
> how can i find out which method i connect to TOR?

Unless you played around with your configuration, you use regular public
relays. I'm convinced that if you were using bridges, you'd know,
because they're very inconvenient to use ;) Again, see the link above
for details.


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