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Re: Exclude nodes from certain countries

On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 17:57:51 -0500 (CDT), Scott Bennett wrote:

>      Why would they waste their time?  They will have already gotten copies
> of what they want as it traveled in the clear between its origin and the web
> server.  Remember the news articles a while back about all those snoop boxes
> in the locked rooms at AT&T?

>      As noted above, if they want it, they will have already gotten it.  The
> only reason to bother the web site operator(s) is for the general purpose of
> intimidation.

Scott, anybody who is browsing to www.pickaproxy.com to use Tor there would
OBVIOUSLY use SSL (https://www.pickaproxy.com). SSL support was the first
thing I checked when I went onto their web-site. (If they didn't support
SSL, I probably would not have even bothered replying to that post).

The connection to www.pickaproxy.com would be encrypted with SSL, then the
traffic would be decrypted at www.pickaproxy.com and redirected into their
Tor client, where it would be re-encrypted. Therefore the ONLY party
knowing the author IP and the contents of communication will be
www.pickaproxy.com (unless you use anonymous proxy-chain to connect to

I'm aware of those ISP rooms sucking the traffic from internet backbones
into N$A. So I can only imagine how much pressure this particular
web-server operator will be under, if that's not a honeypot from the start.