Definitions[edit | edit source]
Hardware[edit | edit source]
A bridge is
|“||[t]he interconnection between 2 networks using the same communications method, the same kind of transmission medium, and the same addressing structure; also the equipment used in such an interconnection.||”|
Software[edit | edit source]
A bridge program is a computer program written for a specific pair of software applications which exchange data. This bridge program converts the data (either in-coming or out-going) from one format to another so the two software applications can work together without having to be modified or rewritten.
Tor[edit | edit source]
"Bridges are Tor relays which are not publicly listed as part of the Tor network. Bridges are essential censorship-circumvention tools in countries that regularly block the IP addresses of all publicly listed Tor relays, such as China. A bridge is generally safe to run in your home, in conjunction with other services, or on a computer with your personal files."