Nikita Borisov
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Do Tor hidden service directories (HSDirs) see the REAL IP of users who visit .onion sites?
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No, the HS directory is accessed via Tor. See: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/rend-spec.txt#n549 The nodes running HS directories do form a distributed hash table, though it's not ...

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If all network traffic is being monitored, will Tor still be effective at anonymization?
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The short answer is no. Basically, Tor is susceptible to timing correlation attacks, where someone who is observing the connection going from your client (OP) to the Tor network and also the ...

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Has the Tor project considered using NTRU?
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I would say advantages of ECC are: Performance—see Curve25519 performance on linked page More analysis—this is debatable, but I would say ECC is better understood in the crypto community than ...

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Where do I find previous Tor consensuses, and other metrics data?
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Check out: https://collector.torproject.org/archive/relay-descriptors/consensuses/ and the main page (https://collector.torproject.org/) for more info.

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Should I run fast Tor relay or a stable relay is fine?
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This is a tough one. You don't have enough bandwidth to become a guard, so assuming you're not running an exit node, your node will only be used in the middle position. 500GB / month is about 100KB/s, ...

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How to set up tor private network without the simulator
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As far as I know, chutney is not actually a simulator, it starts up a bunch of Tor nodes on a single machine and configures them to talk to each other. If you want to set up a private Tor network that'...

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I am using my Tor relay as my entry "guard" for the TBB. What are the risks/downside of doing this?
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There are some attacks on Tor that allow an adversary to learn your set of entry guards. (This is one of the motivation for switching to using a single entry guard, instead of a set of three, that is ...

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ATLAS/GLOBE both say uptime is 8hrs 30mins but 3-day uptime graph is 100%. Why the inconsistency?
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The "uptime" here means different things. 8h 30 minutes is how long the node has been continuously up, without restarts or, it looks like, IP address changes. 100% is the percentage of time the node ...

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Can Heartbleed in connection with Tor read all my 2GiB ram, or it is limited to the memory already allocated to the SSL process?
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It's memory allocated to the process that uses the OpenSSL library. Note that in TBB, the browser is not vulnerable itself, but, if I understand correctly, the Onion Proxy could be exploited by a ...

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Is my anonymity compromised when I am in the clearnet with another browser while surfing with Tor?
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I think, as with the other question, the short answer is no, but there is some possibility of sophisticated attacks that might be able to tell that your clearnet connection and the one you are making ...

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