On Tuesday 06 November 2007 16:47:15 Jefferson Iblis wrote: > On Nov 6, 2007 8:55 AM, Florian Reitmeir <florian@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi, > > > > On Tue, 06 Nov 2007, Jefferson Iblis wrote: > > > I've heard variously that Tor does encrypt my communications with my > > > entry node, and also that it does not. Which is true? > > > > Communication between: > > Your Host -> Tor Entry Node > > is encrypted > > Thanks. Then I'm a little perplexed about why it's preferable to use a > limited number of entry guards to avoid traffic analysis. > Because it reduces the chances of you happening upon someone who owns both the entry and the exit node on your circuit. If someone owns both they can perform a bit of timing analysis and figure out who you are and where you're going. See this thread http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Dec-2006/msg00002.html particularly this mail http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Dec-2006/msg00007.html for what can happen if the same guy owns all three nodes. > If the connection between me and the entry guard is encrypted, and all > I'm telling the entry guard is "please pass this encrypted stream to > next specified tor server", what is the danger? Can the entry guard > see my traffic, or do they just see another layer of encryption? Just another layer of encryption. They can't 'read your traffic'.
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