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

James Moore hello at jmoore.me
Sat Jun 13 19:05:58 UTC 2015

I experienced the same thing with LInode and decided to take down my relay
and move it to SolarVPS. Multiple exchanges with Linode support led me to
believe they didn't understand how tor worked or they were covering their
ass. I had previously let them know I was running an exit and they
responded by thanking me for the head's up.


On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 11:03 AM, trillium <trillium at riseup.net> 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
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