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Tor and network security/administration

  • From: Jeremy Chadwick
  • Date: Sat Jun 17 09:30:17 2006

Apologies if this has been brought up before.

Being as I'm not a network administrator myself (although I do filter
some stuff using pf and ipfw on my severs), I'm curious what NAs
think of the following technology:

http://tor.eff.org/overview.html.en

The problem I see is that this technology will be used (literally,
not ideally) solely for harassment (especially via IRC).  I do not
see any other practical use for this technology other than that.
The whole "right to privacy/anonymity" argument is legitimate, but I
do not see people using* Tor for legitimate purposes.

A colleague of mine stated his opinion of my opinion: "Your problem
with Tor is that you can't control it, isn't it?"  And he's right --
that's the exact problem I have with it.

Comments/concerns?

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| Jeremy Chadwick                                 jdc at parodius.com |
| Parodius Networking                        http://www.parodius.com/ |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                   Mountain View, CA, USA |
| Making life hard for others since 1977.               PGP: 4BD6C0CB |





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