Re: [DNSOP] On squatting and draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names

Nicholas Weaver <nweaver@icsi.berkeley.edu> Mon, 06 January 2014 20:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] On squatting and draft-grothoff-iesg-special-use-p2p-names
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On Jan 6, 2014, at 12:54 PM, Andrew Sullivan <ajs@anvilwalrusden.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 01:48:04PM -0500, Ted Lemon wrote:
>> It seems to me that TOR is a pretty vital application, even if it's
>> not as popular as .local (which, let's be honest, is almost never
>> seen, much less typed, by an end user). 
> 
>   Addresses in ".onion" are opaque, non-mnemonic, alpha-semi-numeric
>   hashes corresponding to an 80-bit truncated SHA1 hash over a given
>   Tor hidden service's public key. 
> 
> I'm pretty sure things in .onion are never supposed to be seen, much
> less typed, by an end user too.

You'd like to think that, but sorry no.  They are seen all the time:

If you don't already have it bookmarked, you are going to have to type in or cut and paste or the like http://silkroad6ownowfk.onion if you want to visit the current incarnation of the Silk Road in order to invest in your future prosecution...