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Re: What software is missing in the Fedora repository?



On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 22:30:11 -0400,
  max <maximilianbianco gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 08:26:31PM +0100, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
> > 
> > "TorK is an Anonymity Manager. It helps you to manage and use the Tor
> > network for anonymous internet activity and the mixminion network for
> > anonymous email."
> > 
> > 
> Exactly what is kept anonymous and from who?

Tor is an onion router. If you go through at least three nodes controlled
by different noncooperating entities, than no one knows who you are
connecting to. (The destination site may or may not know its you depending
on whether you authenticate.)

There are caveats with respect to traffic analysis and apps leaking info.
And its especially important to note the traffic out of the end node
isn't encrypted and if you need that data secret you need to do something
(e.g. use ssl connections).


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