redgene might be gone

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at
Mon Dec 11 09:11:52 PST 2006

Hey...just a dumb question by somebody who doesn't write code (anymore...I 
was HW anyway so never wrote a lot).

Why is it necessary for a Tor node to be identifiable by authorities? Is it 
possible to disguise it as something else?


>From: Eugen Leitl <eugen at>
>To: coderman <coderman at>, cypherpunks at
>Subject: Re: redgene might be gone
>Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 20:40:21 +0100
>On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 10:59:44AM -0800, coderman wrote:
> > On 12/7/06, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> > >I might have my (rented, colocated) redgene Tor server,
> > >which isn't due to expire before 12 December and has so
> > >far been spared by the recent German Tor crackdown been seized by law
> > >enforcement as evidence. Then, it might just be down. More as this
> > >develops (when I get an answer for my trouble ticket, that is).
> > >Needless, to say, there are no logs, and not even any content
> > >there at all.
> >
> > ouch.  was it a middle or exit?  were tor keys on disk in plaintext?
>Exit node. Keys in plaintext. Still no word on the trouble ticket.
>Either way, the damage is minimal, given that the node is offline,
>and due to expire by 12 Dec.
>Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
>ICBM: 48.07100, 11.36820  
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