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Cookie vs safe-cookie authentication and an adversory with access to cookie file

After reading about Tor's authentication mechanisms based on cookies: https://stem.torproject.org/faq.html#i-m-using-cookie-authentication and https://stem.torproject.org/faq.html#i-m-using-safe-...
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Do you build a 3-hop circuit to HSDir relays, and do introduction points require your authentication cookie?

If you're requesting a hidden service descriptor from a HSDir relay, are you building a circuit to that HSDir relay or are you not? Also, if you're running a stealth hidden service and the ...
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MAC usage in Tor

Does every packet Tor sends have a MAC tag concatenated onto the end of the packet paylod? If so, how do they avoid pocket size overflow? Or is the MAC for a whole stream of packets??
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Is it possible to track history when browsing in tor under l3 authentication system of college?

My college has recently started to use l3 authentication, the one in which you have to login each time to access the internet. This has enabled them to collect logs for each individual user. Is it ...