Re: [Pearg] Proposed virtual interim on IP address privacy

Fernando Gont <> Tue, 17 November 2020 07:29 UTC

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On 17/11/20 04:10, Vittorio Bertola wrote:
>> IP hiding or blindness:
>> - VPNs (and related technologies like Firefox Private Network)
>> - Willful IP Blindness (
>> The format of this would be presentation-based, though we might turn it into a workshop of sorts if folks think that would be more useful.
>> We are aiming for some time in early December or January. We'd like to hear from folks here if they'd be interested in attending such an interim, and if so, whether they'd like to contribute to the agenda. Of course, suggestions to alter the agenda are also welcome!
> Thanks to today's dnsop session, I just realized how much work is going on to create large scale automated mechanisms for distributing and updating lists of associations between IP addresses and physical locations, potentially up to the level of a postal code. So yes, I think that it is quite necessary to discuss how to prevent this from becoming a real-time directory of where each fixed line Internet user is, and I'd be happy to join.

Most likely you won't prevent *this* (address <-> location).  But you 
might prevent address <--> your location via tor, vpns, etc.

Fernando Gont
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