Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#14324 closed enhancement (fixed)

Circuit info should clarify when you are browsing a .onion versus a .com

Reported by: runa Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Keywords: tbb-torbutton, tbb-circuit-display, TorBrowserTeam201503R, GeorgKoppen201503R
Cc: arthuredelstein Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

When I visit gmail.com, the circuit info is displayed as "This browser, relay 1, relay 2, relay 3, Internet." When I visit facebookcorewwwi.onion, the circuit info is displayed in exactly the same way. I realize there are only three hops on "my side" of a .onion connection, but think it would be great if the circuit info box explained that there are some additional hops after that too.

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onionSiteDiagram.png (15.5 KB) - added by arthuredelstein 5 years ago.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Agreed. Thank Runa.

Certainly saying "Internet" is a misleading thing to say for being after the third hop. What is the better text? I assume we want something short, simple, and easily translated. I'd also like to avoid hard-coding words like 'hidden' in, since I'm still hoping for the great terminology shift to happen.

I'd suggest "The rendezvous point" but that fails on the 'simple' goal.

Maybe "The onion circuit"? Or "The rest of the onion circuit"?

I think it would be useful to give people the intuition that the .onion site does not sit on the other side of that third hop. But I'm not sure how best to do that.

Version 0, edited 5 years ago by arma (next)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by irregulator

How about 'onion network' or 'onion point'?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-torbutton added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Cc: arthuredelstein added

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Keywords: tbb-circuit-display added

Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Attachment: onionSiteDiagram.png added

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

Keywords: TorBrowserTeam201503R added
Status: newneeds_review

Here's my patch for this ticket (it requires the patch for #15086 to be applied first):

https://github.com/arthuredelstein/torbutton/commit/d165f93d617d664a730f69543c16d1e7d7019e98

When the user visits onion sites, the Tor Circuit diagram will look like this:


comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Keywords: GeorgKoppen201503R added

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by arthuredelstein

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

Applied, again with a slightly condensed commit message as commit c61487302e5056c561c7d50887807a320b354575. It works with RTL bundles as well, thanks.

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