[messaging] Are vanity onion domains a good idea?

micah micah at riseup.net
Tue Oct 27 07:55:13 PDT 2015

Mike Hearn <mike at plan99.net> writes:

>> When you access an onion service, you 'exit' from the service
>> itself, rather than from an arbitrary exit node (and then traverse from
>> that exit node over the internet to the actual service).
> Yes, but what does that buy you? Assuming the use of SSL the level of
> privacy/anonymity is the same, it's just slower (more hops).

Quite a few things, such as avoiding malicious exit operations...

but this seems to be a different subject than the original question, so
I'd prefer not to wander off in these weeds and instead suggest that you
start a different thread, or take this discussion to the tor lists.


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