[tor-relays] Tor and Freenode
mah at jump-ing.de
Sat Jan 24 18:13:17 UTC 2015
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Am 24.01.2015 um 17:16 schrieb Matthew Anderson:
> But I have to ask, why would you want to connect to freenode from an
> exit relay when you can connect from within?
- - It adds unneccessary load to the Tor network.
- - It triples general network load.
- - It's a hassle to setup. Proxies and such stuff.
- - Even more if I don't want to move my entire PCs over to Tor entirely. Then I have to choose the network on an per application base, which not all applications allow to do.
- - I can no longer use unregistered nicks.
- - I can no longer register a nick.
- - The same applies to all other users, the latter two are prohibitive for users actually in need of anonymity.
> There's a reason they
> offer the hidden service to connect to their network.
I'm entirely fine with them offering this service. No need to forbid other services along with this, though.
> Respectfully, I think you have a _lot_ to learn.
Perhaps I'm not that kind of guy who accepts somebody elses decision as a god given. It's a deliberate decision by the Freenode folks. It's not me in need of help, it's them. They need a better way to distinguish spammers from legitimate users.
Seeing pretty much all participants on this list (a Tor list!) are opposed to improving the situation of Tor isn't exactly encouraging to write some code to solve this problem. Perhaps I should return to hacking 3D printers.
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Dipl. Ing. (FH) Markus Hitter
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