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Re: [tor-talk] Need Help with limiting nodes to USA (Was: Need Help)

29.03.2013 17:42, William Lucas:
> Ok is there any way to make my IP address from USA without showing up anonymous

Just for clarification, since I might not be able to help you, but would
like to understand the question. It might be easier for others to help
you then.

You would like use Exits inside the USA (having an IP address from US),
without sacrificing anonymity (what I think is not possible). That's
what I read into it, although the last part tends to say the opposite.

Please note that your actual I never changes (sometimes this is a
misconception about how Tor works).

"without showing up anonymous" made me wonder a bit if I would get what
you are trying to achieve. If your threat-model or use-case doesn't
require to be anonymous (to a higher degree than you could) you can
change your configuration without having to worry.

I'm going to reply, if I can be of any help, if not I'll remain silent.

Sebastian G. (bastik_tor)

> 29.03.2013 16:42, William Lucas:
>> How can I make my tor browser strictly use the USA servers?
> Hello,
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en
> If this means exiting there, and not just building circuits with only US
> nodes, which wouldn't be great for anonymity, read this quote from the
> manual.
> Please note that this might be harmful for your anonymity as well. An
> adversary knowing your exit will be in the USA would probably try to
> watch all exits in the USA, while monitoring your connection and
> correlate traffic, based on timing and volume.
> "ExitNodes node,node,â
> A list of identity fingerprints, nicknames, country codes and address
> patterns of nodes to use as exit node---that is, a node that delivers
> traffic for you outside the Tor network.
> Note that if you list too few nodes here, or if you exclude too many
> exit nodes with ExcludeExitNodes, you can degrade functionality. For
> example, if none of the exits you list allows traffic on port 80 or 443,
> you wonât be able to browse the web.
> Note also that not every circuit is used to deliver traffic outside of
> the Tor network. It is normal to see non-exit circuits (such as those
> used to connect to hidden services, those that do directory fetches,
> those used for relay reachability self-tests, and so on) that end at a
> non-exit node. To keep a node from being used entirely, see ExcludeNodes
> and StrictNodes.
> The ExcludeNodes option overrides this option: any node listed in both
> ExitNodes and ExcludeNodes is treated as excluded."
> Adding
> "ExitNodes {us}" (without the quotes "")
> to the torrc (can be edited with any text editor) should do it.
> Regards,
> Sebastian G. (bastik_tor)

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