Why and How you should start using Onion Networking

Alec Muffett

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The internet began as a network before firewalls, where any computer could communicate with any other computer without intermediation; but today there are host firewalls, perimeter firewalls, content filters, NATs, DNS limitations, BGP hijacks and all manner of other mechanisms which limit you and your computer's ability to communicate — and what is a network if not for communication?

The Tor "Onion" networking protocol is a return to this simpler, "disintermediated" state - you don't need anyone's permission to communicate from/to a well-known address, and you gain a host of security & operational benefits for free. We investigate these.

The internet began as a network before firewalls, where any computer could communicate with any other computer without intermediation; but today there are host firewalls, perimeter firewalls, content filters, NATs, DNS limitations, BGP hijacks and all manner of other mechanisms which limit you and your computer's ability to communicate — and what is a network if not for communication?

The Tor "Onion" networking protocol is a return to this simpler, "disintermediated" state - you don't need anyone's permission to communicate from/to a well-known address, and you gain a host of security & operational benefits for free. We investigate these.

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