Security Techniques

Don’t run a Tor router and a hidden service from the same connection!

Don’t run a Tor router and a hidden service from the same connection: Don’t run a router and a hidden service from the same connection if you want to remain anonymous.  While I hate to tell people not to contribute, if you’re running a hidden service it is a bad idea to run a router from the same connection.  The reason for this is that routers are public by design.  Everybody needs to know what routers exist so that they can decide which ones to use for their connections.In all my reading of the documentation and about the Tor network, I never ran across the advice not to run both a router and a hidden service.  I have seen it mentioned since I started working on this project and began looking for it specifically.  But, this is something that I think should be in big bold letters warning people of the risks, not tucked away in a small corner of a website somewhere.

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