Anything faster than Tor?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by nevermind1, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. nevermind1

    nevermind1 Registered Member

    Is there anything out there that does the same thing as Tor but is significantly faster? I think Tor is a great program but the speed can be really bad sometimes. I don't mind paying for a service if it's fast.
  2. mitchelson

    mitchelson Registered Member

    You can visit this page or
    and then, type the address you want to in the box which is in the middle of the page, then surf safely.
    This is a kind of highly anonymous proxy located in USA which can hide your ip comletely, developed by some chinese-americans to help those people who live in the PRC defeating the" Great Fire Wall of china".
  3. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

  4. nevermind1

    nevermind1 Registered Member

    How much faster is JAP? Is it worthwhile to setup?
  5. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    If you want speed, you are going to have to pay for it with one of the commercial services. Of course, the fact that you are paying then tells them who you really are...
  6. pifxxx

    pifxxx Registered Member

    How can I make an anonymous payment to such service?? e-Gold?? pre-paid card and PayPal -is this possible- ??
  7. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

    Even if you could how would they know who to credit the payment to for their service?
  8. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

    Try ;)
  9. pifxxx

    pifxxx Registered Member

    Basically, they can send me the login information to the email I provided! You can rent a dedicated server in the same way.
  10. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

    If it wasn't for the fact that you cannot control what is stored in the data store apart of your hard drive (would sort of defeat the philosophy) I'd have a look at Freenet. - The Free Network Project.
  11. Londonbeat

    Londonbeat Registered Member

    Thanks for link, how secure is this? Does it conceal your IP as securely as Tor/JAP?

  12. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    I personally believe that the best option would be to find a friend in another country that has few if any laws or privacy procautions, who has a really fast upload speed and connection, then just establish a ssh connection to his computer and run all your connections through that, but the only trouble with that is finding a friend in such a country.

    Although the speeds of TOR and JAP may be unbearable at times, try a text browser, it definetly goes a lot quicker then. Or, at least disable all flash, java, javascript, and block as many images as possible.


  13. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    Freenet may be strong on anonymity but the speed penalty makes Tor seem like greased lightning. The last time I tried it, finding/loading a page took 5-10 minutes - that was if the client could find it, and even then you had very few ways to verify if that was the up-to-date page or an older cached version.
  14. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

    Thankyou Paranoid, maybe 2 reasons then. I was under the impression, read somewhere, the performance of Freenet had/could be improved through propagation and routing, Fast Freenet I think the paper was called.
  15. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    Meant to reply to this one earlier - not seen a URL like that for a while since .su was the top-level domain used for the Soviet Union, now somewhat obsolete and in need of patching... ;)

    The site itself is a gateway using several other CGI proxy services. These proxies can disguise your real IP address from sites you visit (assuming you are blocking Flash, Java and other methods to create a direct connection) but they do not encrypt your connection so your ISP will still be able to log what sites you visit.

    However if you find yourself being blocked from accessing a site when using Tor, JAP or another encrypted anonymising service, a CGI proxy can be a handy way of bypassing such a block.
  16. Attack Force Z

    Attack Force Z Registered Member

    There is something faster than TOR, however it is a paid service. And its hardware based: iPHANTOM
  17. Genady Prishnikov

    Genady Prishnikov Registered Member

    With iPhantom it all goes through whose servers? iPhantom's. I think using a hardware solution for that is gimmicky and achieves nothing more than any other of the paid services which uses software. Anything going through someone elses servers, that you pay for, is not anonymous. Maybe a higher level of privacy, but that's all.
  18. Paranoid2000

    Paranoid2000 Registered Member

    I'd agree with this, though there may be an exception with very old PCs that might not otherwise be able to encrypt/decrypt traffic fast enough. It does add another possibility though, of packets being modified by such a device (e.g. tagging each one with a user account ID) as well as encrypted - this would allow the likes of iPhantom to closely monitor traffic themsevles without fear of detection.
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