[tor-relays] DigitalOcean starting Exit node crackdown

Shawn Nock nock at aphr.asia
Thu May 15 18:59:05 UTC 2014

Shawn Nock <nock at aphr.asia> writes:

> Hello friends,
> As I recall, there are several exits running on DigitalOcean's
> infrastructure. This is presented FYI:
> Background: I've run an exit on DigitalOcean for about a year without
> issues (lost track of uptime duing heartbleed key regen). It wasn't
> hidden (the droplet name was 'tor-exit') and it had valid reverse DNS
> and the standard informational page was hosted there. At the time of
> droplet creation, tor exits were not prohibited by their ToS. I've
> mentioned to DigitalOcean staff during support tickets that it was a
> Tor exit.

Update: HOLY CRAP!

> Hello
> Thanks for your well worded response.
> You have argued your case well and we have decided to allow your tor
> exit node.
> However please understand this is a unique case with a custom
> solution, by no means does this reflect our overall policy on TOR.
> All cases are reviewed individually.

> We will let you know if we see any further issues.
> Thanks for your understanding, we have resumed your tor node.
> Let us know if you have any other questions or feedback
> Regards 
> Support

Shawn Nock (OpenPGP: 0x6FDA11EE 3BC412E3)
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