[tor-relays] What to do about icecat.biz abuse complaints?

Daniel Case danielcase10 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 11:32:45 UTC 2012

If I recall correctly, icecast is streaming software that runs on port
8000. I assume that someone through your node is trying to "rip" the
content, which is what the "RIP Attempt" would be. (Not sure where you got
the info that it is too many connections?)

If you block port 8000, that could stop people accessing the streaming
software without too many adverse affects on other services. Alternatively
you can just block icecast.biz (I noticed there isn't a web server on there


On 14 April 2012 13:15, Steve Snyder <swsnyder at snydernet.net> wrote:

> I often get abuse complaints from icecat,biz saying that a "RIP attempt"
> was seen from the IP address of my exit node.  Apparently this involves too
> many connections in a given period of time.
> I've tried to contact them but get no answer from the e-mail address
> included in the abuse reports.  The Administrator listed in the icecat.bizwhois says he just provides the network and can't provide any info about
> the company or who to contact within it.
> The abuse reports each say that my IP address will be blacklisted for a
> week.  Fine with me. I'd just as soon they blacklist it forever but as they
> are unresponsive to e-mail communication I can't tell them that.
> Short of turning my exit node into a middle node, what can I do about
> these frequent abuse reports?
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