[tor-relays] Tor relays and exits exposing Privoxy publicly

Aaron Hopkins lists at die.net
Sun Nov 10 19:15:43 UTC 2013

On Sun, 10 Nov 2013, Claudio wrote:

> Host: (tor-proxy.die.net)	Ports: 8118/open/tcp//privoxy///

Want to make HTTP requests through these ports and see who will actually
proxy content for you?

If you try making a request through this port on tor-proxy.die.net, it won't
proxy but rather will take as long as possible to send you a bogus 10 meg
reply, acting as what is known as a "tarpit".

In September, I sent a note privately to the contacts of the other 19 Tor
nodes that had an open 8118 port, and 5 or so fixed their configs.  A few
more replied saying that they had all ports open intentionally but weren't
really passing traffic.

                                     -- Aaron

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