[Tor-BSD] Tor daemon as a client and as bridge at the same time

C. L. Martinez carlopmart at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 02:27:11 EST 2018

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 7:46 PM, teor <teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On 22 Jan 2018, at 22:57, C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > ...
> >
> > And th second question: is it possible to filter by Nicknames instead of
> country in torrc's exitnodes section? Or is it a stupid question?
> The Tor directory authorities regularly block bad exit nodes.
> If you filter your own list of exit nodes
> > then your circuits will look different to the circuits made by the
> > other clients
> on the network, and you will be less anonymous.
> So why are you filtering exit nodes?
> If you think blocking some exit nodes makes all Tor users more secure,
> because they are doing bad things to your traffic, contact
> bad-relays at lists.torproject.org and report those relays.
> If you want to sacrifice your anonymity, and keep your own custom
> block list, then you must use fingerprints to reliably identify exit
> nodes.
> If you use nicknames, you will block every relay with that nickname.
> (Nicknames are not unique.) And if the relay changes nicknames, it will
> not be blocked any more. So don't rely on nicknames for your security.
> If you use countries, you depend on MaxMind's GeoIP database. It's
> unreliable for servers, because GeoIP is designed to target advertising
> at consumers. So don't rely on GeoIP for your security.
> If you just want to look like you're coming from another country, then
> keep on using country codes. But the sites you're visiting may use a
> different GeoIP database, with different countries for those exit node
> IP addresses. There's nothing Tor can do to fix this.
> The syntax for all these options is in the tor man page.
> T
> --

Perfect. Many thanks for your explanations Teor.
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