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Re: Reduce hops when privacy level allows to save Tor network bandwidth

On 11/17/2009 08:57 AM, Erilenz wrote:
> The following occured to me. Tor is designed to protect users from
> traffic analysis by very technical adversaries. There are many use
> cases where that level of protection isn't required. In those cases,
> if there was a config option to reduce the number of hops in a circuit
> to 2 (or possibly even 1), then users would be able to get themselves a
> more responsive circuit, whilst saving the Tor network overall
> bandwidth.

People who don't want strong anonymity should use VPNS, single-hop proxy
providers, or setup an ssh tunnel somewhere.


Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
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