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

Claudio cld at riseup.net
Sun Nov 10 19:43:55 UTC 2013

On 11/10/2013 08:15 PM, Aaron Hopkins wrote:
> 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.

You're right, just a few actually do proxy. With a few seconds timeout
only and do to me at the moment.

Just out of curiosity, what would be the reason for leaving such port
open but inactive?


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