I’ve been trying to figure out how anonymity is guaranteed in the network, as it is listed as a feature in the fundamentals and a the faqs state that the client managers will never know the IP-address of a client. So I thought this was achieved by using prox nodes. However, I’ve read some contradicting posts, like this one New data type: Free Data with PoW signature or this one All the encryption layers for SAFEnet, which suggest that proxy’s are just used for initial connections to the network, but then I will connect to nodes that are close to my XOR address, which would be my client managers and they do know my IP address then. Moreover the Primer mentions Proxy Nodes in chapter 12 and refers the reader to learn more about them in chapter 4, but I couldn’t find any information about them in chapter 4. So wasn’t really able to find coherent information about how this works, what Proxy Nodes do, and how anonymity is guaranteed, can somebody help me here?
Also, in my head somewhat related to this topic are identities and how a client can use different identities for each request as stated in All the encryption layers for SAFEnet. How are they managed by vaults, like, can a client manager differentiate whether it is dealing with an actual client or just some “session identity”, which might be relevant in so far, as client managers would have to hold data for each session identity, if they cannot know if its an actual client.