Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#20676 new enhancement

Disposable Exit Nodes

Reported by: madystar Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: research-program, needs-design tor-relay
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Just like bridges are designed to get past blocking of guard nodes, it would be great to see a similar concept but this time for exit relays. I'm suggesting making available the possibility to setup "throwaway exit relays" that,

  1. last for a specific period of time (say 1 day),
  1. from where one can configure to access specific sites (for example, one uses the Tor Button to use Exit X to access,
  1. aren't -- obviously -- published in the official directories, but it can be seen whether such IP was an exit at a time t using the standard tool for that purpose, but this information is not disclosed until after the ending period of the disposable exit relay,
  1. can be made either public (available to the Tor Project to distribute them, just like it does with bridges) or private.

I think that even if the public type may be extremely difficult, especially seeing how it is difficult to even have the rate of new bridges being greater than the rate at which the adversary learns them, it would still be a good idea to have the private type.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Component: Core TorCore Tor/Tor

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: research-program needs-design tor-relay added
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