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[liberationtech] Tor-only wireless access

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 24 14:59:24 PDT 2014


On 06/23/2014 07:07 PM, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 06/23/2014 04:55 PM, Jonathan Wilkes wrote:
>>       Is anybody doing router software that allows guest access, but
>> _only_ if the client is using Tor to connect?  The Tor network and its
>> various relays and exits are known, so it seems like it should be doable.
> I know of various people who announce a "guest wifi" that transparently
> proxies all traffic via Tor. I am not a fan of this method, as it does
> not take care of application-level privacy leaks and exposes users to
> other dangers without their knowledge (like sniffing or traffic-altering
> exit nodes).

I know this design, and I'm not interested in it.

>   The idea of a "captive portal" that explains how to
> download and verify Tor Browser, on a network that only allows to
> connect to Tor relays and torproject.org IPs (and mirrors), exists, but
> I've not seen any implementations of it.
>

That's too bad.  Though no silver bullet, it would be useful in more 
situations than the other design you mentioned.

-Jonathan






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