[tor-relays] Webtropia threatening with penalty of 5.100€

Moritz Bartl moritz at torservers.net
Wed Dec 2 15:52:44 UTC 2015

Hi spriver,

This happened before. Webtropia hates Tor. They even shut us down even
though we only planned to host a non-exit relay there. Planned to. We
paid the setup and the first month, but they just cancelled our
contract. We tried explaining, then I think Juris even talked to the
CEO, and finally we asked for our money back. Not happening.

On 12/02/2015 03:40 PM, spriver wrote:
> They never had a problem with the fact of running an exit, from time to
> time I got an abuse mail to which I responded with the "usual thing"
> (that I'm running an exit and the connections are not initiated by me.

Did you explicitly ask if they're willing to host an exit?

> They also told me that they cannot monitor if the traffic is really Tor
> traffic and that I should configure my server to prevent such abuse.
> How should I proceed there?

Find a proper hoster. And always ask _beforehand_ if they're willing to
host an exit.

Do not pay any penalty. Tell them they can check whether the IP in
question was a Tor exit at http://exonerator.torproject.org/ , and that
you're not liable and that the traffic did not originate from the
server. Cancel the server ASAP. If they continue to threaten you over
extra payment, contact me.

Moritz Bartl

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