[messaging] Generating memorable hidden service names
desnacked at riseup.net
Fri Oct 31 07:01:20 PDT 2014
David Leon Gil <coruus at gmail.com> writes:
> See https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2014-October/035412.html
I bet most of you know this but brute-forced vanity addresses are not
the best way to generate human memorable names:
Quick test, which one is the correct address for facebook?
Also note that when the upcoming HS changes  get implemented, the
length of onion addresses will increase to 52 characters. Say hello
That said, I also don't know what's the best way to generate human
memorable HS names.
As part of upcoming funded work, Tor might implement an opt-in
indexing service for HSes: a server where HSes can send their
descriptors if they want to be public. That's for HSes that have the
facebook/twitter threat model; not the "activist XMPP server" or the
"personal SSH server" threat model.
Such an indexing server might allow FIFO petname systems (ugh
typosquatting!) or a GNS integration (ugh complicated system!) to
happen . Who knows, maybe that's better solution than plain vanity
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