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Re: Library Defeats Tor


On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:35:58 -0400, "Watson Ladd"
<watsonbladd@xxxxxxxxx> said:
> mark485anderson@xxxxxx wrote:
> > Then after agreeing to the TOS, you are able to connect to tor servers,
> > but all dns requests go through a library computer IP, such that they
> > can see and record where you are going. I am not sure if they can see
> > the TCP content, but the UDP (which I assume is the dns lookups are all
> > being monitored and probably logged by the library server through which
> > you are connected. Firewall logs clearly show the outgoing and incoming
> > DNS packets to the library IP. Rest of connections to Tor servers in the
> > firewall log appear normal.
> Make sure to run DNS queries over tor if anonymity is important.
> > 
> > I have not run a sniffer yet on this, because my laptop is old and it
> > might not be able to handle it. But tor anonymity is obviously shot when
> > connecting to their wifi nodes. I believe I tried to block the DNS
> > lookups to the Library IP with privoxy generic block rules and then I\
> Using socks-4a should fix this.
> > could not load any web pages, indicating again that the dns requests are
> > first being routed to the library machine, where they are, of course,
> > logged (and maybe sent off to the FBI, if your reading muslim materials,
> > haha).
> Now are these DNS requests for sites you are browsing? It sounds like
> that is the case, but I just want to make sure.
> Sincerely,
> Watson ladd

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