[cabfpub] .onion and .exit

Adam Langley agl at google.com
Thu Oct 16 18:05:27 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker
<philliph at comodo.com> wrote:
> The fact that someone types in example.com.onion into a browser bar
> does not mean that it need be interpreted in IANA space. After all, if
> I type in 'Google' I will get the result of a search on the word
> 'google', not http://google.com/

Onion addresses only contain a public key. They look like
3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion, which essentially means "please connect me to
the site with the public key hash 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m". Tor then uses
DHTs and such to make it happen.



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