[tor-relays] Tor and Freenode

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Sun Jan 25 03:09:00 UTC 2015

On 01/24/2015 04:48 AM, Markus Hitter wrote:
> Hello all,
> after yesterday watching "State of the Onion", a speech held at 31C3
> recently, I spontanuously decided to also run a Tor relay. After some
> back and forth it appears to be running fine on my OpenWRT based
> router. The only ORPort is 9001, which is also the only hole punched
> into the firewall, I hope I did this right.
> Today I wanted to continue at Freenode IRC, like I did for years, not
> even using an anonymous connection. But they wouldn't let me in:
> [12:02] * You are banned from this server- Your tor exit node must
> not allow connections to freenode (tor exit node
> (chat.freenode.net:8000)).  Email tor-kline at freenode.net when
> corrected. (2015/1/24 09.41)
> I understand that my router and my PC share the same IP address to
> the remaining internet and IRC operators try to identify users by
> their IP address (which isn't possible). Reading up on the matter I
> found two texts:


Even if you resolve the issue with Freenode, you may find that other
sites have banned your IP address. As a practical matter, it's best to
dedicate a distinct IP address to a Tor node, especially an exit.

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