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Re: [tor-talk] Need a stable .onion address hosted by the Tor project.

Rob van der Hoeven:
> On Wed, 2017-10-25 at 13:27 +0000, nusenu wrote:
> > Rob van der Hoeven:
> > > I'm currently working on a small Linux utility that does single-program 
> > > transparent proxying. My utility tests if Tor handles all Internet
> > > traffic by requesting an .onion address. If the address gets resolved,
> > > and if a HTTP HEAD request to the resolved address gets a response,
> > > it's assumed that all Internet traffic is routed through Tor.
> > 
> > Isn't it better to check if your are exiting from an exit IP? (or how
> > do you authenticate the response?)
> That's a good question. I want to know if the Tor network handles all
> TCP and DNS traffic. Only the Tor network can resolve an .onion
> address, and only the Tor network can reach an .onion address. So, if
> both resolve and requesting work, I am quite confident that Tor handles
> all TCP traffic.

Keep in mind the false positives caused by crappy networks that just
resolve _all_ domains and then serve ads, a captive portal, etc. on
whatever IP address. Checking the https://check.torproject.org/api/ip
response body seems like it would be safer.


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