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Re: setup tor in private intranet
thanks for the response!
> DirServer [nickname] [v1] address:port fingerprint
> Use a nonstandard authoritative directory server at the provided
> address and port, with the specified key fingerprint. This option can be
> repeated many times, for multiple authoritative directory servers. If
> the "v1" option is provided, Tor will use this server as an authority
> for old-style (v1) directories as well. (Only directory mirrors care
> about this.) If no dirserver line is given, Tor will use the default
> directory servers: moria1, moria2, and tor26. NOTE: this option is
> intended for setting up a private Tor network with its own directory
and the DirServer entry in the manpage goes on to say
... this option is intended for setting up a private Tor network with its own directory authorities. If you use it, you will be
distinguishable from other users, because you won't believe the same authorities they do. ...
so i assume this implies that one could actually have a "private" tor network on the internet? if so, then it would be interesting
to know what customized code the us navy and darpa have built into their networks. i wonder this, having worked for the us army
strategic defense command where we contributed to darpa funding, and realize that tor is an interesting concept for fault tolerant
command, control, and communications (what we called c-cubed). i would imagine that darpa has some tor models that dynamically
regenerate communication channels should intermediate nodes go silent. i have no doubt that the tor work that mit has released is
all there is to the tor work being done, but it is an interesting concept to make parts of the system open source and get people to
help solve critical gotchas.