Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#11207 new enhancement

Sybil selection should be trickier to game

Reported by: nickm Owned by:
Priority: High Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-proposal, needs-design, tor-dirauth, network-health
Cc: gk Actual Points:
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In response to some of the hidden service attack papers from 2013, we made it harder to use sybil-based tricks to move around the HSDir hash ring. But really, we should come up with a better way to shut down sybil-based tricks in general, in case there are more that we don't know about.

One place to start would be with the question: how often does the sybil code actually get invoked for legit nodes not run by security researchers? If the answer is "infrequently" , then perhaps we could move to an even simpler, blunter approach of "Call all nodes on an IP down for as long as there are too many verified-connectable nodes on that IP."

Or we might take another approach to selecting which nodes to list. #8710 isn't right, but perhaps something else might be.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by andrea

Keywords: 026-triaged-1 026-deferrable needs-design added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.6.x-finalTor: 0.2.???

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by teor

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.3.???

Milestone renamed

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 added
Milestone: Tor: 0.3.???Tor: unspecified

Finally admitting that 0.3.??? was a euphemism for Tor: unspecified all along.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-03-unspecified-201612 removed

Remove an old triaging keyword.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 026-triaged-1 removed

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by dgoulet

Keywords: tor-dirauth added; tor-auth removed

Turns out that tor-auth is for directory authority so make it clearer with tor-dirauth

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: 026-deferrable removed

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:10 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Cc: gk added
Keywords: network-health added
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