Onion router

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An onion router works by opening a circuit of proxy servers, through which the data sent from the source to the destination can be routed. By creating a series of connections, via several proxies, neither the first nor the last server knows the whole route that the data took, nor even which source is sending to which destination.

See also

  • Tor (a working implementation of onion routing)

External links

  • Onion Routing - Official U.S. Navy Web Site operated by the Center for High Assurance Computer Systems in the Information Technology Division of the US Naval Research Lab
  • Tor software overview - gives an overview of onion routers
  • Onion routing