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Re: hidden service maps

Thank you for replying, Ben.
Can (the concept of) a hidden service be simplified to that of any arbitrary protocol?  Reconfigure an application to point to Tor instead of the Internet and if the hidden service exists, the application will communicate normally?

On 5/19/08, Ben Wilhelm <zorba-tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

They're hidden in the sense that their physical location is a secret. They can be listed on other hidden Tor services (or even on normal webpages) and accessed like normal, but there's theoretically no way to track down who exactly is providing the service (with the same set of guarantees as tor normally provides, of course).


Grant Heller wrote:
Forgive my ignorance but if they are hidden, how does one use them?  Are they for the private use of the person deploying them?
 I've been a subscriber to this list for quite some time, have read a good bit of literature about TOR, but never have really gotten a good grasp of the hidden services.
 Many thanks!

 On 5/16/08, *Kyle Williams* <kyle.kwilliams@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:kyle.kwilliams@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

   The idea of hidden services is that they are HIDDEN.
   A map of hidden services defeats the entire point.

   On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Bradford X
   <bradfordx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bradfordx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

       Maps and GIS-related stuff is a hobby of mine, and I think there
       are a
       lot of good applications for google-maps-style stuff. Of course
       will happily turn any info they have on you over.

       Does anything along the lines of gmaps exist in the tor network?
       Or a
       viable alternative? There are some apps that could be strung
       to build such a beast, but I don't want to duplicate any effort.