[tor-dev] Should cloud-hosted relays be rejected?

Michael McConville mmcconv1 at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Tue Sep 1 15:33:43 UTC 2015

tordev123 at Safe-mail.net wrote:
> > I don't think banning GCE, AWS and MS Azure is an efficient method
> > to significantly increase the cost of attacks because it is trivial
> > for an attacker to quickly spin up "a large number of disposable
> > machines" at other ISPs as well.
> It has other benefits. Those big providers see a huge amount of exit
> traffic and can potentially do correlation against that.

Agreed. We (people involved in documenting relay operation) should also
spend more time promoting dedicated servers. VMs have similar problems,
just at a smaller scale.

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