[tor-relays] Amazon abuse report
gordon at morehouse.me
Fri Nov 1 21:39:28 UTC 2013
On Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:22:19 -0700, Nelson <nelson at net2wireless.net> wrote:
> Please excuse my ignorance operating Tor relays, but if I run an exit
> node on Windows 7 and use something like Peerblock and correspoding
> block lists of P2P sites, wouldn't this be somewhat effective in
> stopping this sort of undesired traffic on Tor?
Completely aside from the ethical and censorship-related buzzsaw you're about to run into for posting this (perennial) question, I believe some actual developers on Tor have written a paper about the problems with Bittorrent et al (and I think there's a more specific one than the Why Tor Is Slow paper) but I can't currently find it. Anybody know?
NB: the above paper is from 2009.
> On 11/1/2013 10:48 AM, Paritesh Boyeyoko wrote:
> > On Friday 01 Nov 2013 05:37:14 I wrote:
> >> 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.
> > ...and this is something else I don't quite understand. People who know about
> > Tor (which obviously includes exit operators) are well aware of the stress
> > that BitTorrent puts on the Tor network.
> > The paper http://planete.inrialpes.fr/papers/TorTraffic-NSS10.pdf shows 54.48%
> > of the traffic passing through the sample exit nodes was BiTorrent traffic.
> > Myself and others (I'm sure) look forward to the day when the Tor network
> > comprises 100,000+ 100Mb/s nodes. However, until that time comes I would
> > think that exit node operators would (wrong choice of words incoming) make
> > more effort to use a whitelisted exit policy, thereby starving BitTorrent of
> > bandwidth, and forcing those users away from this "free VPN". The likes of
> > Vuze (Azureus) don't help the situation by offering Tor as an option.
> > Would it be worth putting together selection of template Exit Policies which
> > exit node operators can cut & paste into their torrc? Or (and this is more a
> > dev question) have an "include" directive where separate policy files can be
> > specified (and therefore substituted), something like this:
> > ExitPolicy include /etc/tor/mail.exit
> > ExitPolicy include /etc/tor/rdp.exit
> > ExitPolicy include /etc/tor/web.exit
> > ExitPolicy include /etc/tor/chat.exit
> > Combine this with a default reject *:* policy and it *may* lead to a change of
> > culture and squeeze BitTorrent out. It may even help reduce the number of
> > DMCA notices that exit operators get.
> > Thoughts?
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