[tor-relays] Tor and Freenode

Lukas Erlacher tor at lerlacher.de
Sat Jan 24 15:21:38 UTC 2015

Your idealism is noble, but it isn't going to work that way. IRC networks aren't going to open up to Tor more than Freenode already does, for the simple reasons that it makes controlling trolls and spammers absolutely impossible.

You should probably run a middle relay until you've learned more about this. (And yes, discovering the knowledge is harder than it should be; I recommend you get on #tor on oftc to talk to people.)


On 01/24/2015 04:17 PM, Markus Hitter wrote:
> Am 24.01.2015 um 15:45 schrieb Lukas Erlacher:
> > Completely disabling exit operation (with the reject *:* line) turns
> > you into a middle relay.
> OK, thanks. Jacob Applebaum stated in this speech he wants to have thousands of relays and make using anonymous connections a normal state of affairs in the long term. This isn't going to fly this way. I'll talk to the Freenode people about removing their prohibitive restrictions and also hope on your support.
> Thanks,
> Markus
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