[tor-relays] Exit relay is apparently being used to attack other servers

Carlin Bingham cb at viennan.net
Sat Jun 13 19:03:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, 14 Jun 2015, at 06:03 AM, trillium wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m running an exit relay (fingerprint:
> 5793CB9E1F5BAD3D5DA6C4158E16067D80CD8A2E) on a Linode VPS right now, and
> so far they’ve been really fantastic with dealing with a couple of DMCA
> notices that were sent to them. However, in the last week, I received
> notice from them that my server is attacking multiple sites around the
> web. Their suggestion was to go through my logs and remove the offending
> user, which is obviously unhelpful advice as I don’t keep any logs on my
> relay’s users.
> I’d like to keep running the exit relay, but I’m not really sure how to
> best go about mitigating these sorts of threats and don’t want Linode to
> shut down the entire server.
> Any suggestions are very much welcomed.
> Thanks,
> trillium

Linode are not a good host for exits. See


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