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Another day, Another Test. Help us out! Poll

by /u/Paris A · 10 votes · 2 months ago

We just launched a new cluster of fronts with a modified Tor process and custom onionbalance that should help with Tor's reach-ability without killing the network too much. We will see if this works better under the load. It does make it harder to take us down overall but I don't know if it will be enough.

Try to visit the main Dread Tor URL and see how long it takes to first connect and then to die (which will happen as weak nodes in the chain meet their maker). Time it out and comment down below with your results. It will change as the days go on (hopefully in a positive way).

Of course the most stable path to Dread is on the i2p network where such attack vectors are simply not there to exploit.


Did you get on Dread's Tor URL?

YES! · 45 votes

NO! · 16 votes

i2p only gang! · 44 votes

Comments (44)
/u/mouldybiscuit · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Connected on TOR very quickly.

I'll come back to update you when it dies if I can and how long.

Edit: I logged out and back in fine. it's been good for 15 minutes anyway!

/u/alwaysmongoose · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Tor not TOR

/u/patron_saint_of_phishers · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

took a second but it worked 2 out of 2 tries.

edit: 3 out of 3 .. seems to be loading fine.

Good job

it loads and works but times out after 2 mins or so

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

It took about two minutes to pass captcha and be fully logged in and it is slow go but this is the first time that I have been able to access Dread via Tor in over a month. I got to the point of one and done, one attempt daily to log in and if no success on to i2p so this message is being posted via a Tor connection.

Thanks /u/Paris !!

/u/Phrack · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

The main dread onion url times out for me sorry to say.

All the best though!

Edit: Working!

/u/N0TPETYA · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Happy birthday phrack!

/u/Phrack · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Thank you! :)

/u/twocool · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I2P + Whonix gang

I haven't used Tor browser in months ( except for sites who still haven't migrated to i2p >:| )

/u/dont_be_an_eep · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I know the poll is still new, but how high the "I2P only gang" percentage is is really fuckin awesome (:

/u/patron_saint_of_phishers · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

The funny thing about that is /u/HugBunter had to apologize to some i2p dev's for how retarded 99% of the users on this site are.

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Any proof of that?

/u/patron_saint_of_phishers · 0 votes · 2 months ago · Link

reddit you dipshit

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 0 votes · 2 months ago · Link

How wonderful that you are a premium member, sort of makes you part of the elite of dread, until that is when you resort to name calling and prove that it takes more than money to make character. Hmm, never heard of the onions subreddit.

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

At least in my case i2p is like Dread without the ddos. It works fast without interruption and easy to log on to. Trying to access the dread onion via Tor has been near impossible for over a month. If others have the same experience it is easy to see why most here would be via i2p.

/u/patron_saint_of_phishers · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

people where trying to push i2p (garlic routing ) for ages and dread wouldn't listen.. Until /u/Desnake came along and finally convinced them to bring dread to i2p. So really if you think about it everyone should sucking Desnake's dick for convincing dread of the benefit's of it (finally) . Now we can reap the benefit's of dread having awesome uptime without doing annoying CAPTCHA !! that we all hated.

It's wild the sheer impact for the good alphabay has done for the community coming back. IMO

/u/HugBunter A · 2 votes · 2 months ago · Link

To say Dread wouldn't listen, I hope you aren't referring to the site and its staff rather than Dread users? Because we were also pushing for i2p and our gateway has been online for a while, the problem is there was never an event big enough to ensure mass adoption, so things have been slow with it. It just shows how much of an effect Dread being down has on the community though. Lots of markets have struggled for years now with accessibility and I2P was barely considered as long as Dread was online to discuss the market being down.

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

There is much going on behind the scenes that I don't understand nor am privy to information about. How appropriate that like an onion there are many layers to this story but without any evidence any guesses that I could make would be works of fiction. Things are not always as they seem to be and in an environment meant to preserve anonymity one can never be certain about anything. In the future some with a high threat model may regret having used i2p or something that I could not have even imagined will be revealed but it is time for me to check in on /d/conspiracy and get my updates.

/u/whataname · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Agreed but unfortunately its completely unrepresentative. Paris post is only 2 hours old and the tor link has been down or barely working for months. Almost everyone whos seen this will be i2p users!

/u/footsteps · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I would like to see some filtering between i2p connectors and onion connectors... because it seems to me that most of the shitposting comes from those who can't cope with i2p... so as a test, I would like to see just one subdread that is i2p only, that onion connectors can't see or access, just to gauge whether the hypothesis has any truth to it... maybe a cafedread channel for i2p only... count the stats.

/u/newbieforever2018 ☆Cares About Noobs☆ · 0 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Very interesting. Why am I unable to access your profile page? Do you have me blocked?

/u/RelativeMinds · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

extremely slow but i was able to make it to the captcha. probably took about 5 minutes though. ill stick to i2p.

/u/whataname · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Worked first time but with slow page loads. Great work though, keep it up!

/u/ATMjackpot · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

TOR is stable now

/u/MIsabotaj89 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I am timing out as I have been for about a month so Ive been using i2P but Im glad you made some changes and hopefully ill be able to get some tor uptime soon. Thanks /u/Paris

/u/godmode · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I2P gang gang. I would like to complain about Dread's captcha, which is the most difficult captcha I've ever seen. 80% of the images never make fuckin sense.

/u/glownigger123 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I personally never have any problems with the captcha images, and when I do struggle slightly I just test rotating it around until it makes sense. Have you considered that you might be retarded?

/u/crazymonkey99 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

finally on its been months woo lol

/u/dontlaugh · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

had to refresh tor circuit to log in after captcha

but in :)


/u/polyridefe · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

You have been placed in a queue, awaiting forwarding to the platform.

Your estimated wait time is <3 minutes

Please do not refresh the page, you will be automatically redirected.

/u/whatupp · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Main .onion has been stable now for an hour or so, so great! Good work!

Did you manage to iron out the consensus bug using the modified Tor process, or was the culprit the new onionbalance?

Keep up the good work!


/u/amaturetester · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Correct me if i´m wrong, premium members get access to /u/lounge and also have access to a private Tor dread link. Is that link stable?

/u/persnickety9 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

That's crazy you finally got the TOR link working the same week I decided to learn how to use i2p in order to access the site. lmfao I'm just going to continue using i2p.

/u/akkarin · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

no access via TOR at all.

will continue to try, but focussed on i2p going forward.

/u/Cypher · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link


/u/darkvendor98 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

i2p only Gang :)

/u/CinCan · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

I voted for i2p gang yesterday, but today it works just fine through TOR. It connected faster then pre-downtime timeline. I'll update if it dies

Edit: It went down after about 45 minutes, but went straight back up again. Not sure if this is helpful

/u/4444 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Did not work for me. Tried two times.

/u/SpiderCrawl · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Stable for us as well ! Good job.

/u/spagettivend · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

working well over tor for me, for the first time in about a month. I managed to get on a couple of times yesterday but was really slow and barely usable, was seriously starting to wonder if Dread was out

Guess it's time to educate myself about IP2 then!

/u/weirdaf1 · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Deja Vu Anyone? #WeRiseAgain

/u/rollie20 P · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

caan someone point me into the direction of the alt link for premium member

/u/Paris A OP · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link


/u/rollie20 P · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

thank you

/u/disciple · 1 votes · 2 months ago · Link

Sometimes working sometimes need to access the i2p, but we will see in the near future how it goes.