[tor-relays] Exit policy question

George Gemelos gmg at gemelos.com
Thu Jun 2 22:16:57 UTC 2011

>-----Original Message-----
>From: tor-relays-bounces at lists.torproject.org [mailto:tor-relays-
>bounces at lists.torproject.org] On Behalf Of Roger Dingledine
>Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 2:47 PM
>To: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
>Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Exit policy question
>On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 05:22:13PM +0000, George Gemelos wrote:
>>  Is there a further reduced set that might be better, in the sense of
>>avoiding complaints, and still remain useful as an exit node?
>You could get your toes wet by "accept *:80, accept *:443, reject *:*".
>That would let people browse the web through you, which is very useful,
>while somewhat reducing the variety of abuse complaints you might get.
>Then if it goes well for a while, you could open up a few more ports.
>Also, if later your ISP decides that it's getting too much mail and asks you to
>quit it, you can tell them about the time you allowed only web browsing and
>they didn't mind -- then you have something to fall back to that isn't just being
>a non-exit.

I was actually thinking of just allowing 80 and 443.  My only concern was that I was not sure how useful an exit node with just 80 and 443 would be. 

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