[tor-relays] Amazon abuse report

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Fri Nov 1 01:12:47 UTC 2013

On Fri, Nov 01, 2013 at 12:53:48AM +0000, Paritesh Boyeyoko wrote:
> On a related note, just out of interest why was the decision taken that the 
> default exit policy for an out-of-the-box relay allows any exits at all?

Out of the box, relays don't allow exit at all.

A relay admin has to explicitly choose to run an exit relay, and should
be aware of what that might mean for ISP policy compliance.

> Considering that 
> a) the majority of people running Tor would be TBB users (and therefore 
> clients) and 

Clients aren't running relays at all.  TBB and similar client installs
are non-relay.

> b) running exits can lead to unwanted grief
> I would have thought that the default exit policy would be reject *:* for 

That's correct, the default is reject *.

> (can't think of a better word) "safety" reasons.  If someone wants to run an 
> exit, it is then a deliberate action on their part, as opposed to a default 
> setting.

That's correct, it takes a deliberate action on the part of the
administrator to become a relay; and another deliberate action to become
an exit relay.


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