[tor-relays] Amazon abuse report

Paritesh Boyeyoko parity.boy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 2 13:46:38 UTC 2013

On Saturday 02 Nov 2013 13:21:39 Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 11/02/2013 01:15 PM, Paritesh Boyeyoko wrote:
> > Publication of sample exit policies?  Would that encourage exit node
> > operators to run restricted exit policies, and save themselves loads of
> > bandwidth and DMCA headache?
> > Is there a forum where one can put up a sticky post with sample exit
> > policies so that operators can simply cut and paste them into their
> > setups?
> There's
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/ReducedExitPolicy ,
> but you probably know that one?

Thanks, yes I've seen that one. :)

I'm just finding it difficult to accept that there's little to be done.  As far 
as I can see, the only way BitTorrent content distibution can work across Tor 
is because exits are allowing accept *:* as their exit policy - torrent 
clients are typically on non-standard ports.

The effect of this is that Tor gets a bad rep for copyright abuse right 
alongside BitTorrent, and people shy away from running exits due to 
the hassle involved.

Observation:  the URI you linked above is accessed from this page


but you must go halfway down the page, under "Handling abuse complaints" to 
get to it.  Perhaps on this page


running an exit should be given its own section on this page, since running an 
exit is rather more involved than running a middle relay?  Perhaps make the 
reduced exit policy more prominent so that people are more aware of it?

Question:  why not ship the reduced ExitPolicy as part of the default torrc, 
but commented out, and with reject *:* as the default ExitPolicy?  That way, 
an exit node operator simply has to uncomment the lines they need, or at least 
use it as a guide if they want a less cluttered torrc.

parity.boy at gmail.com

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