[Freedombox-discuss] Hosting public services (was: Re: Bootstrapping a Freedombox contact list)

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 15:06:39 UTC 2013

Anders Jackson <anders.jackson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes?  Traffic in Tor isn't encrypted, it is annonymized.  So you still
> need encryption when using Tor.

Tor does encrypt everything within its network.

>> A small nitpick to check my understanding: even if you use Tor on IPSec,
>> it is possible to send traffic that will be unencrypted at the exit
>> nodes.  So your anonymity is assured, but not your secrecy.


> No, it isn't.  IPSec is encryption end to end.

Not necessarily. See:

In general IPsec is gateway-to-gateway; the basic design is for
linking two networks by building an encrypted tunnel between
their two firewalls.

It is possible to create an end-to-end connection with IPsec, in
the sense of machine-to-machine but not in the sense of
user-to-user as in PGP email or user to app like an SSH login.

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