[Chugalug] Silk Road and Bitcoins

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 5 10:42:30 UTC 2013

Can someone explain to me how the FBI (or whatever gov 3 letter acronym) 
"seized" a Tor domain? The Tor DNS resolution is supposed to be 
distributed to where it never reveals the actual location, is it not?

As of Tor release, Tor includes its own DNS resolver, 
which will dispatch queries over the mix network. This should close the 
DNS leak and can interact with Tor's address mapping facilities to 
provide the Tor hidden service (|.onion 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion>|) access to non-SOCKS-aware 


Servers configured to receive inbound connections only through Tor are 
called hidden services. Rather than revealing a server's IP address (and 
thus its network location), a hidden service is accessed through 
itsonion address <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion>. The Tor network 
understands these addresses and can route data to and from hidden 
services, even to those hosted behindfirewalls 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_%28computing%29>ornetwork address 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_address_translator>(NAT), while 
preserving the anonymity of both parties. Tor is necessary to access 
hidden services.^[28] 

On 10/03/2013 07:43 AM, Donna Appleget wrote:
> Wonder if the feds Went after all of the drug dealers that sold on the 
> silk road?
> On Oct 2, 2013 10:41 PM, "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I'll point out real quick that the 'Silk Road Mastermind'
>     attempted to hire a hitman to kill someone complaining about his
>     business.
>     http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/10/02/ross_william_ulbricht_maryland_indictment_the_alleged_silk_road_mastermind.html
>     On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM, William Roush
>     <william.roush at roushtech.net <mailto:william.roush at roushtech.net>>
>     wrote:
>         http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/silk-road-mastermind-unmasked-by-rookie-goofs-complaint-alleges/
>         Welp.
>         -- 
>         William Roush
>         _______________________________________________

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