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Re: first hop to entry node, encrypted? sorry for trivial question

     On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 12:17:53 -0500 phobos@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 03:30:33PM +0000, grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 0.7K bytes in 18 lines about:
>: Are you saying that the SOCKS connection from my IRC client / Privoxy is
>: encrypted?
>No.  http://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en explains what is
>encrypted and not encrypted.  Your applications that talk to the SOCKS
>proxy in either privoxy or tor are not encrypted.  This most likely all
>occurs on your localhost.  The traffic that leaves tor destined for the
>guard node/entry node is wrapped in SSL.  Everything is wrapped in SSL
>until it leaves the exit node, where your original traffic is passed
>along as it was submitted to the proxy in the first place.  
     Oops.  I must have gotten my brain in backward when I posted the response
that Dave Page <grimoire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> was asking about above.  I should
have just gone to sleep.  Sorry about that.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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