[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: "Practical onion hacking: finding the real address of Tor clients"

On Friday 20 October 2006 14:53, Fabian Keil wrote:
> > For a user new to Tor, the documentation is often confusing or
> > ambiguous, important information is missing, and sometimes minor details
> > over emphasized (especially in Tor FAQ). Tor is a young product and
> > hopefully these problems will be remedied as it grows. In the meantime
> > though, some users are depending on it for anonymity. You can be sure
> > that someone in Red China, searching for information his or her
> > government does not want them to see, is not likely to have mis
> > configured or misused Tor for want of trying to get it right.
> I assume you mean the opposite of the last sentence?

I can't speak for the OP but I think he meant what he said. If someone is 
using Tor, they are *trying* to be anonymous. Whether they are successful or 
not depends on how well they've digested the FAQ - and I think it is a fair 
point that some things (such as javascript/flash and the perils of unencypted 
traffic) require more emphasis than others (e.g. why is tor so slow, how 
often does tor change its paths).

> Anyway, there will always be some people who don't
> understand the documentation, or don't even bother to
> read it. That's the case for every product and not a
> Tor specific problem.

I think there are subtleties to the safe use of Tor that require some 
technical understanding. And that is a Tor specific problem which shouldn't 
be overlooked.


KlamAV - An Anti-Virus Manager for KDE - http://www.klamav.net
TorK   - A Tor Controller For KDE      - http://tork.sf.net