[tor-relays] UK Exit Node

Michael Banks c at starbs.net
Sun Jul 6 07:14:00 UTC 2014

Advice taken
I was debating to switch over to relay-only or not. I must note, the Tor 
node is on it's own address, under a residential contract.
I was taking extra precaution by running PeerGuardian and specifically 
blocking malicious IPs, and will continue to do so while I have a relay 
I have tor-relay.itschip.com set in torrc.. guess I have to fiddle with 
more things?
Anyone with Debian experience who can help in that field?

On 06/07/2014 07:24, Jeroen Massar wrote:
> On 2014-07-06 07:06, Michael Banks wrote:
>> Any tips for UK Exit Node operators on a Residential ISP (BT)?
> I would be EXTREMELY careful in running an exit on a residential location.
> There is no way for you to prove that it was not you causing that
> connection but the Tor process causing that connection and thus some
> 'other' user.
> The UK government has all kinds of regulations/systems in place to
> protect children and to enforce copyright laws. They are also known to
> index/analyze all traffic.
> You might want to consider changing that into a relay instead as then
> you at least are not reaching out to a "scary" host (unless it also runs
> Tor).
> Also:
> host86-130-57-150.range86-130.btcentralplus.com.
> As such, it looks just like any other link, it has no relation to
> tor-relay.itschip.com at all. Except for folks with access to dnsdb,
> which law enforcement typically does have, but as DNS is not used in
> Tor, it is all irrelevant.
> Greets,
>   Jeroen
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