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Re: [tor-talk] [Bitcoin-development] Tor hidden service support

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM, Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is bitcoin software going to incorporate tor binaries within the
> application standard application and automatically create a Tor Hidden
> Service on behalf of end-user?

I hope not — there is no reason to replicate the misguided packaging
design of Tor project's various “bundles” elsewhere.

> Regarding the addressing, why not use directly the .onion address?


Unfortunately, this addressing scheme apparently cannot accommodate
other anonymous networks, such as I2P, that uses 256 bits for its
Base-32 addresses.

> They represent in parallel:
>  - Routing information (providing a path to the destination)
>  - Proof of identity (owning the private RSA key)

The .onion – IPv6 mapping is a bijection, the unique local IPv6
address represents the same information. It apparently even complies
with the RFC, as .onion addresses satisfy the randomness requirement.

Maxim Kammerer
Liberté Linux: http://dee.su/liberte
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