[tor-relays] Is there any reason to keep the default exit policy?

I beatthebastards at inbox.com
Mon Nov 4 19:14:38 UTC 2013


"If Tor is made non-exit by default, it can be explained to the hosters that Tor out-of-the box will not bring any legal stress their way.  It may even encourage them to run a few relays themselves. :)

That's on the right track.  
If running a non-exit relay were clearly separated from running an exit one in everyone's minds 'running Tor' would not be one thing to wholly reject.

The terms need change to make the three states clear.

Tor for browsing - using the network
Tor relaying     - being a benign part of and expanding the network
Tor exiting      - from the network to the wider internet


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