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Re: Browsers and .onion names

From: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob@appelbaum.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:21:57 +0000
Message-ID: <CAFggDF3ineCtzE+RG+XU5nmy9ceHKg0OU+fND35OPmqONSmx_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 11/26/15, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> Now that we have RFC7686, there's a new requirement applicable to HTTP
> clients:
> """
> Applications (including proxies) that implement the Tor protocol MUST
> recognize .onion names as special by either accessing them directly or using
> a proxy (e.g., SOCKS [RFC1928]) to do so.  Applications that do not
> implement the Tor protocol SHOULD generate an error upon the use of .onion
> and SHOULD NOT perform a DNS lookup.
> """
> Is anyone aware of a browser that does this or plans to do so?

I believe that the Tor Browser properly implements RFC7686.

All the best,
Received on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:22:30 UTC

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