Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#889 closed enhancement (no response)

Avoid using the same countries where possible

Reported by: DISABLED Owned by: zzz
Priority: maintenance Milestone:
Component: router/transport Version: 0.9.4
Keywords: Cc:
Parent Tickets: Sensitive: no


After noticing the same countries over and over and over in my /tunnels page located in my console, I would like to ask the I2P Dev Team if it is possible to avoid using the same country too often or too often in each tunnel type (such as Exploratory, do not use same country twice for any of the tunnels).

You may think this is not beneficial but I think it could stop Russia/USA from causing so many problems if it went rogu.e

please consider my suggestion


Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by DISABLED

Component: router/netdbrouter/transport
Milestone: 0.9.5
Type: defectenhancement

This may be a bad idea for a few reasons:
*'Russia' != 'The russian government'. Most, if not all peers are probably good.
*Since a large part of the network is in russia, this will reduce the capacity for tunnels for everyone.
*I2P already blocks per /16

Also, of all the tunnels, exploratory is the least important.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by zzz

Priority: minormaintenance

Russia is almost 50% of our users. Why avoid them?

Please explain further your "go rogue" scenario. What is the attack? How does using a "rogue" country less often help?

Seems like keeping a tunnel in the same country might actually be more secure? Isn't it at the border crossings where the DPI equipment is?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by zzz

Resolution: no response
Status: newclosed
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