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[liberationtech] New Yorker debut's Aaron Swartz's 'Strongbox.'

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif) lists at infosecurity.ch
Sat May 18 04:32:21 PDT 2013


On 5/18/13 12:38 PM, Michael Zeltner wrote:
> Hmm, interesting. A friend and I have recently "discovered" an easy Tor
> configuration hack to do something similar: https://www.cryptoparty.at/tor2tcp
>
> Would be interested to hear what you think of that. I haven't delved into why
> using that instance of Tor for anything else makes it stop accepting
> connections, but as a bare configuration it's remarkably simple to set up.
That's a nice hack!

However to make http proxying working properly there's a lot of hackery 
related to varios header and html tag rewriting.

Additionally tor2web does also:
- inject a disclaimer header into HEAD (to explain that's a proxy and 
you are not hosting content. Mandatory to avoid server takedown)
- optimize connections to reduce latency (with a connection pool to each 
destination torhs)

Additionally tor2web is faster than torhs direct access because it use a 
custom version of Tor (Tor2web Mode) that *remove* the anonymity on the 
"client side" of the access.
In fact a user accessing Tor2web is not anonymous.

And it's strongly advised (by the injected disclaimer header) to 
download TBB and goes directly.


-- 
Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
http://logioshermes.org - http://globaleaks.org - http://tor2web.org




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