[tor-relays] Final Warning Notice

Chris Sheats yawnbox at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 16:31:13 UTC 2013


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM, Lunar <lunar at torproject.org> wrote:
> Chris Sheats:
>> Hey tor-relays,
>> The past few months, since I upgraded my net connection to 1Gbps, I've
>> hit the top 40 fastest relays and the top 20 fastest exit nodes,
>> peaking to over 17 MB/s. I've always prided the fact that my ISP,
>> CondoInternet in Seattle, has been very welcoming of my reduced exit
>> node. In the past, the malicious activity hasn't been "too much" for
>> my ISP--examples here: http://yawnbox.com/1461--but now they want me
>> to shut it down. What are my options?
> Is their problem the amount of work they have to do because of the abuse
> and legal complaints? Then offer to handle them directly.

It appears to be the complaints themselves. When I asked about Open
Knowledge Foundation America (I maintained this node on behalf of
OKFA) handling complaints directly, my ISP responded that the IP space
is shared responsibility between them and me, and that I/OKFA could
not retain sole responsibility.

> The best way to do so is to become the contact address for the IP. With
> your Regional Internet Registry, the process is usually called SWIP [1].
> The issue you might run into is that SWIP is only available for a
> minimum of 8 IPv4 addresses. So they might charge you more and you might
> have to switch to a new IP address.
> You probably should switch to a non-exit policy while negociating. If
> you and CondoInternet are not able to find a process where you could
> handle abuses directly, fast non-exit relays with good bandwidth are
> still a very useful contribution to the network! (and they would not get
> any legal complaints)
> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWIP
> Hope you'll sort it out!
> --
> Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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Chris Sheats
yawnbox at gmail.com

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