The founder of Tor told how the troops will be able to block it

© RIA Novosti / Thomas Kizukanai of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, information technologies and mass communications (Roskomnadzor). Archival photoThe founder of Tor told how the troops will be able to block it© RIA Novosti / Thomas Thick

One of the founders of Tor David Goldschlag told how Roskomnadzor may block the operation of the network, wrote on Tuesday the newspaper «Vedomosti».

Holtslag programmer that developed in the 1990-ies the technology that formed the basis of the Tor network. Onion routing enables anonymous information sharing, and network users do not leave traces on the Internet.

«After the user enters in the browser address of the site that wants to get his request in encrypted form is transmitted to the first input node with its own IP address. Nodes of two types – public and non-public» — write «Vedomosti» with reference to Goldshlager. According to him, the Russian Tor users often connect to public.

«IP addresses are public nodes is in the public domain… controller can make these IP addresses and IP addresses of sites with the extension.onion in the register of banned and at the ISP level to restrict access to Tor», — tells the publication the words of the developer. In his opinion, it is difficult, but technically possible.

«In five years, the number of Russian Tor users increased three times, according to Holtslag and refuses to discuss the plans of the regulator to Tor» — write «Vedomosti».

According to the programmer, at the national level a good example of this lock — the Internet in China, however, restrictions on the level of providers exist in many countries, including the United States.

In Russia, a law was passed that prohibits the use of technology to access blocked Russian websites (anonymizers). The document also introduces a ban for the operators of the search engines on the issuance of references to the territory of Russia on the lock resources. The law, with the exception of some of its provisions, comes into force on 1 November 2017.

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