Demonstration of a tinc network linked through Tor v3 onions

Ann Brown annobrown at
Thu May 2 00:32:23 PDT 2019

On Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:09 AM, grarpamp <grarpamp at> wrote:

> On 4/29/19, Ann Brown annobrown at wrote:
> > I was wondering whether OnionCat opens a new circuit for each packet stream,
> > and whether tinc (like OpenVPN) instead uses circuits on longer timescales.
> > I suppose that I could log that, and see.
> OnionCat doesn't talk to tor controller to "open" and manage
> its own circuits, it's subject to SocksPort circuitry in tor(1).
> onion to onion uses same circuit, while circuit remains valid.
> usefeature extended_events verbose_names
> setevents stream circ

OK, thanks. My best guess then is differences in how Tor handles v2 vs v3 onions. I can't test OnionCat with v3 onions, so I'll do tinc with v2 onions, and see how it works. > > But it's still voluntary, right?

> > But it's still voluntary, right? So one can random walk until non-blocking
> Yes. Some relay operators may be staying on those
> older versions for that reason.


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