[Freedombox-discuss] Is / Is Not

Tony Godshall togo at of.net
Tue May 31 23:15:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 2:42 PM, James Vasile <james at hackervisions.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 May 2011 16:22:56 -0400, Ted Smith <tedks at riseup.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2011-05-31 at 10:23 -0400, James Vasile wrote:
>> > * Is a torrent client and can use TOR for that purpose.
>> Is this a typo? Using Tor for BitTorrent traffic is frowned up by the
>> Tor Project, and the default exit policy is to block common BitTorrent
>> ports, and BitTorrent clients commonly leak information which has the
>> capacity to de-anonymize users on the same circuit. I don't see why the
>> FreedomBox Foundation would want to recommend this, as it doesn't make
>> sense from a political or technical standpoint.
> This isn't a typo, but maybe it needs more than a single line to explain
> it!
> It might be the case that each FreedomBox will need a specially
> configured tor/torrent client for talking to other FreedomBoxes.  ...

Please don't confuse TOR (torproject) and torrent.  Please don't
use "tor" as short for bitorrent.  The above confuse.

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