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Re: [tor-talk] Exit node stats collection?

On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:36:32 +0000, Roman Mamedov wrote:
> For example if all of these new users are in fact a single botnet, that's now
> connecting to Tor and then sitting dormant waiting for an order to instantly
> DDoS into the ground any hidden service that publishes "undesirable" info...
> Then will you still argue we can't discriminate against that?

Do you mean "can't" or "don't want to"?

> At this point it could be that more than 70% of all Tor users globally are
> just this botnet. Hidden service DDoS from all of them could turn out to be
> very effective.

I seriously don't think you'd need any kind of a botnet to take out a few
hidden services - you'd just need to rent a few good root servers.

And *that* botnet is almost ridiculously large in size compared to
the tor network. It would have no problem whatsoever DDoSing all
the exit nodes, for example.


"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800
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