[tor-relays] Exit nodes on a Gandi VPS

Eric van der Vlist vdv at dyomedea.com
Fri Nov 15 20:49:57 UTC 2013

Le vendredi 15 novembre 2013 à 08:15 -0800, Gordon Morehouse a écrit :
> Eric van der Vlist:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > 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).
> I left GANDI with my relay node because of their new bandwidth caps.
> Mind the bandwidth, unless you have the money to pay for it.

That's true. I don't really understand this policy that limits the
bandwidth per account, independently of the number of servers and amount

> > 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.
> I would avoid the United States like the plague when it comes to exit
> nodes, but that's just me.  

That's what I was thinking too, thanks for the confirmation!

> France is kind of iffy on free speech.
> Luxembourg, I have no idea - that's new since I left.

That's pretty new, yes.

> Best,
> -Gordon M.



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