[tor-mirrors] New Mirror

myRL.net Tor Mirror tormirror at myrl.net
Tue Aug 6 17:10:26 UTC 2013

I haven't actually found anything particular in the contract for

However, I have found this in the German ovh.de contract:

"9.1. Aus Sicherheitsgründen müssen sämtliche Nutzungendurch Kunden
vonnachfolgend beispielhaft und nicht abschließend genannten Diensten
vor einer vorgesehenen Nutzung bei OVH per E-Mail an kundendenst at ovh.de
beantragtwerden unter genauer Angabe der vorgesehenen Dienste; [...]
Anonymisierungsdienste aller Art (z.B. Tor) etc"


which basically says that you have to ask them for permission before
running Tor at all (the way I understand it, AT ALL, meaning
client/relay/exit node, doesn't matter) for "security reasons".

Furthermore it continues: "Unabhängig davon ist der Betrieb von
öffentlich zugänglichen Proxy-Diensten und öffentlich zugänglichen
Exit-Nodes auf Servern der OVH ausdrücklich verboten und nicht

Read: "public" exit nodes are not allowed at all and won't be authorized.

The French contract for ovh.com has something similar but different:

"7.4 Pour des raisons de sécurité, OVH se réserve la possibilité de
procéder à la suspension immédiate et sans préavis de tout Serveur sur
lequel serait proposé à titre gracieux ou onéreux, un service ouvert au
public de Proxy, IRC, VPN, TOR, pour lequel OVH aur ait connaissance
d'une utilisation malveillante, frauduleuse ou illicite."

>From my understanding saying that, again for "security reasons", they
reserve the right to suspend all services i.e. when running a "public"
Tor service.


So overall it's safe to say OVH is pretty restrictive about running Tor
relays, not to mention exit nodes. Definitely not a Tor friendly hosting


On 08/05/2013 01:32 AM, Steve Snyder wrote:
> On 08/04/2013 06:59 PM, Neo wrote:
>> Hey,
>> Since OVH offer these 4Euro Dedicated i bought one but it was not
>> allowed to run a Tor Relay on it so i putted a Mirror on it:
> They wouldn't even allow a middle node?
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