[tor-relays] Amazon abuse report

I beatthebastards at inbox.com
Fri Nov 1 13:37:14 UTC 2013

On the other hand the reports, of actual problems, don't seem to be many.
The mutterings and rumours do seem to echo.

Of the eighteen exit relays I've run (for just a few months) only a couple have brought letters over copyright and they were in the USA. I am having to deal with the providers's overreaction but I pay by the month so at worst I will lose them. The advice on how to manage exit problems seems to be very sound and Tor is defensible because it is being abused by torrenting also.

Ten exits are going happily on a major provider in Europe who is said to have a policy against them.

Just have a go.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: parity.boy at gmail.com
> Sent: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:18:53 +0000
> To: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
> Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Amazon abuse report
> On Thursday 31 Oct 2013 21:52:41 Roger Dingledine wrote:
>> The main reason for this choice is the number of people who've told us
>> that they are only able to run exit relays because "it's what Tor does
>> when you run a relay", and their institution wouldn't let them do it if
>> it required a manual config change to become an exit.
>> Then again, that was a long time ago, and maybe it's gotten harder to
>> sustain exits these days?
>> --Roger
> I think the Tor exit climate may well have gotten tougher.  Invariably
> people
> abuse Tor, and from what I've been reading on the likes of LowEndTalk
> like
> this thread
> http://lowendtalk.com/discussion/1347/tor-node-on-low-end-boxes
> more than a few hosters (VPS and dedi) just don't want to have to deal
> with
> issues such as abuse and DMCA, so they either
> a) Ban Tor completely or
> b) Do not allow exits.
> Some hosters actually have software that will check the /etc/tor/torrc
> file on
> their VPS images to check that the software isn't configured for exit.
> Best,
> --
> Parity
> parity.boy at gmail.com
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