Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#23955 reopened enhancement

Set "ConnectionPadding 1" by default to unify padding behavior for Tor Browser users

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: mikeperry Actual Points:
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Description

Netflow padding was implemented by Mike Perry and merged for Tor 0.3.1.x, however by default it is only enabled with relays that have version bigger or equal to 0.3.1.x.

https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#ConnectionPadding

As a result, since Tor version distribution for guard nodes is significantly different it means that some Tor Browser users will have different network fingerprint.

Of course even if they have it's not really _that_ harmful but enabling it by default _may_ not prove harmful either.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 months ago by cypherpunks

Someone should cc mikeperry here

comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by cypherpunks

This is hopelessly useless now that a lot of relays upgraded to 0.3.2.x and more will do as the v2 onions support ends.

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:4 Changed 6 months ago by teor

Cc: mikeperry added
Resolution: wontfix
Status: closedreopened

Your opinion, Mike?

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