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

* on the Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 09:03:42AM -0500, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> 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.

Yes, they should. However, just because people shouldn't be doing something
doesn't mean you should ignore the fact that they are.

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