[Bitcoin-development] Abnormally Large Tor node accepting only Bitcoin traffic

Robert McKay robert at mckay.com
Mon Jul 28 03:13:53 UTC 2014


Here's a packet dump of a connected client:

http://wari.mckay.com/~rm/unknown.tcpdump

Doesn't seem particularly abusive.. only one connection, not doing much 
traffic. I don't have any easy way to deserialize this and see if it's 
doing anything unusual but it's there if someone wants to have a go.

Rob

On Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:49:11 -0400, Michael Wozniak wrote:
> It’s in my logs:
>
> 2014-07-28 02:00:24 receive version message: /Satoshi:0.9.2/: version
> 70002, blocks=302684, us=******:8333, them=0.0.0.0:0,
> peer=5.9.93.101:33928
>
>
> On Jul 27, 2014, at 10:45 PM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 7:40 PM, Peter Todd <pete at petertodd.org> 
>> wrote:
>>> Anyway, just goes to show that we need to implement better incoming
>>> connection limiting. gmaxwell has a good scheme with interactive
>>> proof-of-memory - where's your latest writeup?
>>
>> Or its a complete snipe hunt, I'm unable to find any nodes with it
>> connected to them. Does anyone here have any?
>>
>> Last discussion on the measures for anti-global-resource-consumption
>> was at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=310323.0  but it 
>> hasn't
>> seemed to be a huge issue such that adding more protocol surface 
>> area
>> was justified.
>>
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