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Re: Setup Directory Server

I agree with you and I am /not/ trying to set up an authoritative directory server. I wanted to know how to setup a directory server just to see how it all fits in. Thanks for the quick replies all.

On 5/15/07, Karsten Loesing <karsten.loesing@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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> From what I understand, you can start your own dir server if you email
> the other dir servers and ask them to trust you. Unless you show
> drastically different results there's no reason for them not to.

Nope, no way! You can run a directory *mirror* by storing and forwarding
the directory information of authoritative directories to clients. But
you cannot simply run your own authoritative directory server and write
an email to the Tor ops so that they trust you and add you to the list
of authoritative directories. The anonymity of Tor relies to a certain
extent on the trustworthiness of the directories. If you (and your
friends) could control a majority of the directories and convince
clients to use your own, potentially modified directory information, you
could pass different router lists to different clients and defeat their
anonymity by observing which routers they pick.

- --Karsten
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