[tor-relays] Amazon abuse report

tor-admin tor-admin at torland.me
Mon Nov 4 07:53:11 UTC 2013

On Thursday 31 October 2013 19:14:47 Andy Isaacson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 09:52:41PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 06:12:47PM -0700, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Actually, that second part isn't true. Once you decide to become a relay,
> > the default is to exit to most popular ports.
> Whoops, thanks for the correction Roger.  I guess I've been configuring
> exit relays for so long that I forget what it's like to configure a
> non-exit. :)

Same for me. I also thought that setting up a relay would still make it a non-
exit by default, as it was in the old days.

I am wondering if the advantage of what Roger stated outweighs the 
disadvantages for tor operators who do not fully overlook what it means to run 
an exit node.

I would make non-exit the default.



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