[Freedombox-discuss] Diaspora becoming a community project

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 4 02:36:04 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Leandro Noferini <lnoferin at cybervalley.org>
> To: "freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org" <freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Monday, September 3, 2012 4:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] Diaspora becoming a community project
> Jonathan Wilkes <jancsika at yahoo.com> writes:
> [...]
>>>  Not only you do not have static ip addresses, often not even public ip
>>>  address, but just dynamic private addresses and NAT.
>>  Any one of the machines behind a NAT like that can run Tor as we
>>  speak, with the click of a button, using the Tor Browser Bundle.  They
>>  can also make a hidden service available to the rest of the network,
>>  though AFAIK that requires more setup (but no NAT reconfiguration).
> Yes, this is true but using hidden services is really different to use
> the normal dns, so the word "hidden".

No, the use of the word "hidden" is because you can host services without
revealing your identity.  Notice that this is another desired feature for the 
Freedombox from the message Nick posted.

> For example, using a xmpp server placed on a hidden service makes you
> unreachable from all the other using xmpp server on the internet with
> dns as the 99,9% of the world users.

Not being able to set up a server behind a NAT also makes you unreachable
to 99.9% of the other users.


> -- 
> Ciao
> leandro
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