[tor-relays] I.P. being Blocked?
kbesig at socal.rr.com
Sun Aug 9 17:22:32 UTC 2015
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On 8/9/2015 10:00 AM, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> On 08/09/2015 12:52 PM, Kurt Besig wrote:
>> Without going into any detail at this point I'm wondering if
>> others, running a simple middle relay, have encountered any
>> governmental harassment as a direct result of running a relay.
>> The blocking of state agencies e.g, CA.SDI.gov, CA.DMV.gov?
> Are you running a relay on your home network connection? That is
> discouraged for a whole bunch of reasons, one of which is that
> several "this IP is a source of spam" blacklists indiscriminately
> list _all_ Tor relays, whether or not they are exit nodes. This in
> turn causes random websites to block non-Tor access from the same
> address. California's government website maintainers are probably
> subscribing to one of those blacklists, and that's probably out of
> ignorance rather than malice (the blacklists in question bill
> themselves as "more comprehensive" than others).
Yes this is a middle relay, on a home network, I've been running for
approximately 1.5 years with no issues. Since this is a middle relay
and find I have no reason to "hide" my intentions
there hasn't been an issue in my mind regarding running a relay on my
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