Tor expect problems after departure manage major node

Jul

18

2016

Tor developer Sebastian Hahn expects the anonymous network problems will encounter after the departure of Lucky Green, who supported the project for a long time. Green announced his departure to also turn off the main Tonga node, which is under his control.

Tor fpa Hahn wrote in an internal email that disabling the node will cause “a serious disruption of the bridge ecosystem ‘, because users do not often update their Tor versions. The Tonga-node is a ‘bridge authority’ and is an important part of the anonymous network. Hahn further writes that prior to the date that the node is turned off, Aug. 31, a new bridge authority must be in conjunction with an update of Tor.

The party must provide the new node to, will be according Hahn “very reliable” and can provide a stable service. In a farewell message left Lucky Green only know at the weekend that he “because of recent events’ withdraws its support for the Tor project. He adds that he has no choice within the ethical boundaries “also struck a number of relays and that, in addition to the Tonga-node. He gave no further details.

Recently, the Tor-board completely renewed after Jacob Appelbaum had resigned . The former Tor ringleader did this after complaints of sexual harassment. A Tor bridge is an access point to the anonymous network, which is not publicly known. This measure has been taken, so that these access points can not be blocked, for example by an ISP.

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