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Re: Hey guys, here is another (great?) idea

How do routers do it with DNS tables, that we can't with Tor servers?


On 11/19/05, Nick Mathewson <nickm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 19, 2005 at 09:56:03AM -0800, Brian C wrote:
> > Matt Thorne wrote:
> > >it would work better if they were required to contribute.
> >
> > It would work better from a technical perspective only.
> From a technical perspective, it would also fail.  Right now, our
> directory-based server discovery system requires all clients to know
> about all servers.  This works right now for hundreds of servers; for
> hundreds of thousands, it would fail.  We need more architectural work
> before we can support a P2P model.
> (Yes, we know about existing p2p models, but the problem isn't
> trivial.  It's easy to do bad things to anonymity by partitioning
> client knowledge, or worse, isolating clients in adversary-targetable
> zones.)
> yrs,
> --
> Nick Mathewson