[tor-relays] Exit nodes on a Gandi VPS

Lunar lunar at torproject.org
Fri Nov 15 16:15:01 UTC 2013

Eric van der Vlist:
> I am a (happy) Gandi customer and I'd like to support the Tor project by
> setting up an exit node on one of their VPS
> (https://www.gandi.net/hosting/iaas).
> As mentioned on the list of Good/bad ISPs,
> (https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoodBadISPs Gandi
> does accept Tor exit nodes. I have contacted their technical support who
> said they did support the Tor project but wouldn't ne able to do
> specific ARIN declarations and that it would be my responsibility to be
> reactive to abuse complaints.
> Despite this perspective (and Julien Robin's bad experience) I am still
> willing to give it a try.
> Gandi have data centers in Paris (France), Luxembourg and Baltimore (US)
> that I can use with the same cost and efforts and I am wondering which
> of these locations would be more useful for the community.

Gandi is currently sponsoring a 25 Mbit/s exit node [1] for
Nos Oignons [2]. (There should be a formal announcement soon.)

The offer came after a high burst of complaints from several Tor relay
operators who became unable to continue hosting a relay given the new
billing policy that started in June [3]. If you can afford to run a
relay there, that's great, but it is likely to be quite costly.

Let's hope Gandi will be able to sponsor more bandwidth in the future as
the AS could probably support a little bit more of the Tor network [4].

[1] https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/7F2CD6BD548C5FFA09B20A0C5CB07893C9451653
[2] https://nos-oignons.net/
[3] https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/tor-relays-fr/2013-05/msg00005.html
    (in french)
[4] https://compass.torproject.org/#?ases=AS29169&top=-1

Lunar                                             <lunar at torproject.org>
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