Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#1507 closed defect (fixed)

Country Of Origin Malfunction

Reported by: torwarrior Owned by: phobos
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.1.26
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Description

Tor 0.2.1.26 (source build on linux 26.32-22-generic)

Either a bug with vidalia-0.2.8, or tor-0.2.1.26

National origin of all tor-servers are not being collected.
Major issue would be for users in restricted localites (ie China, Iran), will be unable to determine nationality of tor circuit in use.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Owner: set to phobos
Status: newaccepted

What do you mean by this ticket? Tor locates servers by their IP address. If the included geoip database doesn't include a mapping for IP to country, we can't do anything about it.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 9 years ago by torwarrior

Replying to phobos:

What do you mean by this ticket? Tor locates servers by their IP address. If the included geoip database doesn't include a mapping for IP to country, we can't do anything about it.

The issue seems to be that some tor-nodes can choose to identify themselves with a physical location. I believe there is an option for a city and country (as evidenced by the Vidalia-GUI). Perhaps this is a function of running a tor-server via Vidalia-GUI, I do not know because I have not read the entire specs for tor. If tor does facilitate the header-data (I'm guessing...) for country/location, then there had been a malfunction in the transceiving of this data.
Thanks for the attention and the reply.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Tor nodes don't choose a location. Your client ships with a geoip database. Your client resolves tor nodes to countries. Vidalia resolves tor nodes to cities. This is all controlled by the client.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by phobos

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor
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