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Re: Fwd: Logistics of International Policy Restrictions (project liberation)

Andrew, aside from "entity" based intl policy concerns, having 7
control authorities exponentiates the accuracy of the target vector to
the misled target; especially on shallow topologies, you not only give
the aggressor a vector to the general wire from one observed route,
you guarantee a kill by isolating all possible routes by means of
"available" auth servers.

Assuming auth servers AND isp are effectively designed, more authority
destinations greatly reduces the ambiguity of the tor client and
likely pinpoints it amongst regional aggressors.

Open mixer proxies and client validated entry points with valid tables
are the only way, adding an authority server is a ploy just the same
as the children mindlessly use bittorrent trackers to contact
authority servers on mob wiretapped "entity" host isps.

EFF is a criminal gang exploiting little children to make a
profiteering racket of fake legal cases and industries much to mislead
you on the integrity and authority of a crown.

On 5/27/08, phobos@xxxxxxxxxx <phobos@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 07:14:03AM -0500, wilfredguerin@xxxxxxxxx wrote 5.8K
> bytes in 120 lines about:
> : TOR Authority Server: As with many others, TOR (which got a research
> : grant from the US State Department for their use) has a good public
> : idea, a simple mixing proxy, but its entire means of operation was
> : neutralized by forcing a central single authority server. This one
> : entity allows all traffic to it to be trapped at any level and thus
> : instantly identifies both the client and the auth's suggested contact
> : point.  The result is quite simple, their ability to transport data
> : without manipulation is neutralized fundamentally.
> You clearly don't understand how Tor Directory Authorities work.  You
> can read more about it in the spec file,
> https://www.torproject.org/svn/trunk/doc/spec/dir-spec.txt.  Section 3.2
> is of relevance to your "central single authority server".  There are
> currently 7 Directory Authorities.  Consensus requires 4 of 7 to agree
> in order to publish a directory (see Section 3.4).
> Feel free to submit patches or proposals as to how we can distribute
> trust wide and still maintain the anonymity properties for the Tor network.
> It's also news to me that the US State Dept. funded Tor.  Perhaps we
> should update the sponsors page,
> https://www.torproject.org/sponsors.html.en.
> --
> Andrew