How can we improve the HSDir unpredictability design proposed in [SHAREDRANDOM]? See these references for discussion.


Scaling hidden services is hard. There are on-going discussions that you might be able to help with:


How can hidden service addresses become memorable while retaining their self-authenticating and decentralized nature? See these references for some proposals; many more are possible.


Hidden Services are pretty slow. Both because of the lengthy setup procedure and because the final circuit has 6 hops. How can we make the Hidden Service protocol faster? See these references for some suggestions.

        "Improving Efficiency and Simplicity of Tor circuit
        establishment and hidden services" by Overlier, L., and
        P. Syverson

        [TODO: Need more here! Do we have any? :( ]

Other references:



        "Trawling for Tor Hidden Services: Detection, Measurement,
        Deanonymization" by Alex Biryukov, Ivan Pustogarov,
        Ralf-Philipp Weinmann

        "Locating Hidden Servers" by Lasse Ă˜verlier and Paul

        "High-speed high-security signatures" by Daniel
        J. Bernstein, Niels Duif, Tanja Lange, Peter Schwabe, and
        Bo-Yin Yang.