BM <-> TOR

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 1 22:23

Hello! I have a question. I use BM through TOR on a quite slow internet connection. Is it normal, that BM looses the connection very often? The status changes from yellow to red. Every hour a few times. It always takes minutes until it connects again. Is it possible to attack/deanonymize users on that way?

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 05:08

No, it is not normal but this has not been reported in a while because most people have switched to running the latest source code instead of waiting for the next half-yearly release.

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 10:37

Which version?

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 10:51

Yes. Pay attention to the tor entries. There will be a gradual QoS change to funnel traffic into one, even if others remain up. Run torsocks whois commands through it also. get a feel for what the exits are doing, and the variations (if any), by other means. There are peering group de-anon attacks for easy traffic correlation as it gets modulated by the edge routers not necessary under the control of the service owner. Then there are plenty of games possible re-establishing a deliberately broken ssl connection network "teleported" into a bubble that has packet injection capability. "Have I been relocated somewhere nasty for close observation" should be the questions asked. The means used to get the answers is a bigger essay.

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 10:54

Yes, it is. I totally agree with you there.

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 10:55

High-fiving yourself much?

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 11:00

No. OP here using chan key for anonymity. But those that know me will recognize the email style [..]

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 15:07

0.6.2 (the script, not exe if that matters) To be honest I would rather use 0.4.4 again, where the GUI reacted much faster.

BM-2cX62WCeFcUwzXWqxTBfaAzNy4j1y8yZVm
Aug 2 16:33

Try the development code from github (master branch for more tested, v0.6 for the most bleeding edge), it has a new networking code. Peter Surda Bitmessage core developer

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 2 20:03

Try maxoutboundconnections = 2 or maxoutboundconnections = 3 Default is 8 and it may be to high on slow connection.

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 3 08:38

Even at the best of times, connecting to Bitmessage through Tor can be slow and unreliable. It isn't ideal, but it does offer the best privacy.

[chan] bitmessage
Aug 3 13:19

Use trustedpeer = quzwelsuziwqgpt2.onion:8444 and others from knownnodes.dat. It will be fast connect. In every p2p everything is unreliable. BM hasn't got function to block bad nodes. I have a domain in onion and it works good with BM.

[chan] bitmessage
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Subject Last Count
Chips without backdoors Aug 18 19:10 4
New warnings in log Aug 17 21:00 20
Yellow peers and green peers Aug 16 20:59 4
cannot import name bmpow Aug 15 12:36 2
Brute forcing BM addr's Aug 15 07:58 4
Bitmessage crashes when posting Aug 14 05:51 10
plz assist. are you a netcat or SSH tunnel guru? Aug 14 05:01 4
shorter bitmessage addresses Aug 14 04:56 14
Why Python? Aug 13 10:45 16
Nerd Bully Aug 13 05:17 1
Bitmessage not connecting Aug 12 04:16 64
Feature idea Aug 10 03:30 10
Local nodes won't connect properly Aug 9 15:51 28
I do any thing in iran for BTC Aug 7 15:36 3
Bitmessage feature request Aug 7 12:50 4
query about short addresses Aug 7 06:54 4
Curious Aug 5 22:39 8
Full time nodes Aug 5 13:50 9
changes to the dodobit server Aug 5 11:05 2
Received Date Aug 5 06:04 13
apinotifypath Aug 4 06:04 9
BM <-> TOR Aug 3 13:19 12
BM Bandwidth Aug 2 14:11 11
When I try to register BM, collided with your key Aug 2 13:51 12
Received Date Aug 1 21:34 4
Bitmessage reminds me of ... Aug 1 14:36 3
I need help Aug 1 13:08 3
Response from Bitmessage Dodo Server Aug 1 02:25 1
Streams and bloom filter Jul 31 21:25 3
Questions about bitmessage streams Jul 31 21:25 1
TTL question Jul 31 08:03 3
API JSON index error Jul 31 07:22 3
API question Jul 30 11:22 7
MiNode Jul 30 07:19 3
Yes it's obvious my BM private keys have been stolen.... Jul 29 19:50 2
Keys.dat options Jul 29 04:56 3
Bitmessage and I2P no longer working Jul 28 22:39 10
Connect Bitmessage only to .onion nodes Jul 27 13:22 3
peers Jul 26 11:36 4
© 2013-2016 The Bitmessage Developers Jul 26 07:12 6
0.6.3 Jul 24 20:52 3
Bug with chan creation Jul 24 10:15 12
Network Size Jul 22 14:47 5