Journal of Xidian University ›› 2021, Vol. 48 ›› Issue (1): 22-38.doi: 10.19665/j.issn1001-2400.2021.01.004

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Survey of anonymous network applications and simulation platforms

ZHENG Xianchun(),LI Hui(),WANG Rui(),YAN Haonan(),DAI Rui(),XIAO Mingchi()   

  1. School of Cyber Engineering,Xidian University,Xi’an 710071,China
  • Received:2020-08-11 Online:2021-02-20 Published:2021-02-03


An anonymous network can hide the real identities of and location information on users and service providers. With the expansion of cyberspace and the increasing importance of privacy protection,the research on anonymous networks has been further developed.For lack of application survey of anonymous networks at present,especially for lack of relevant reviews on the research on anonymous network simulation platforms,this paper,in the light of the current research status of anonymous networks,summarizes the existing privacy protection anonymous technology and the typical representatives of practical application of the anonymous network from multiple dimensions.We investigate the advantages and disadvantages of existing simulation platforms and environments and introduce the related works in terms of usability,efficiency,authenticity and the controllable scale.Finally,prospects for future research on anonymous network application are given to provide ideas for new research content and trends.

Key words: anonymous network, tor, cyber security, network regulation, privacy protection

CLC Number: 

  • TP391