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

On Wed, 4 Sep 2013, mirimir wrote:
China seems to know how to detect Tor traffic. Are their methods public

I don't know. But can they detect a Tor user (or bot) in Brazil connecting to a hidden service running on a server in Sweden? For that's what would matter here.

Growing a botnet with 2-4 million bots in a couple of weeks seems
impressive. Or am I just naive?

Are there many botnets that size these days?

Measuring botnets is far from trivial - but this would be huge.

Are you suggesting that relatively few instances of DDoS software might
be sending traffic that Tor interprets as highly numerous clients?

I meant to say that this could be a DDoS attack aimed at one particular hidden service. DDoS'ing a competitor/enemy isn't uncommon, especially in the darker corners of the Net. It's just that, if I'm not mistaken, you can't really DDoS a single hidden service without seriously disturbing the whole Tor network.


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