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Re: Spoofing location - possible?

On Tuesday 06 May 2008 13:40:34 Geoffrey Goodell wrote:
> On Tue, May 06, 2008 at 07:04:38AM -0400, buralex@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >  Jamie McCarthy <jamie@xxxxxxxxxxx> said on May 05, 2008 12:38 -0400 (in
> >
> > part):
> >> Please forgive me for not doing more thorough research before
> >> emailing. I'm not part of the Tor community and not really
> >> interested in getting too into it. I'm just looking for some quick
> >> advice.
> >
> > I've done even less research than Jamie had for his question and I think
> > have less technical background than he but ...
> >
> > I came to TOR looking not so much for the ability to surf anonymously
> > but to convince my end target that I'm from a particular country.
> > Primarily to allow use of streaming media (radio and video) from sites
> > that restrict access to those from the United States.
> What you are looking for is a "Perspective Access Network" -- an overlay
> network that allows you to choose the perspective from which you want to
> access Internet services.
> Tor allows controllers such as Vidalia to determine exactly how circuits
> are built and which TCP streams are attached.  However, to our knowledge
> nothing that gives you what you want in a useful way actually exists at
> this point.
> Fortunately, there is a project in the Vidalia project pipeline to build
> perspective choices (such as choosing the country in which you want your
> exit node to reside).  Matt Edman and Camilo Viecco know more about
> this.
> Geoff

Not strictly true, TorK provides exactly this option under the 'Citizen Of..' 
toolbar button.

The snag is that TorK is linux-only at this point.

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