[tor-relays] Qualities of a good relay (Sean Saito)

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 13:29:22 UTC 2015

On 24 June 2015 at 03:09, Steve Snyder <swsnyder at snydernet.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 9:07pm, saitosean at ymail.com said:
>> Besides the obvious requirements of a good relay (e.g. speed, geo-diversity,
>> constant uptime), what qualities make a relay valuable to the Tor network and its
>> users?
> A quality that can't be measured: resistence to intrusion.
> On second thought, that can be evaluated from outside to a certain extent.  What ports on the server are open in addition to the OrPort/DirPort?  Can the OS be fingerprinted to reveal an unsupported (and therefore unpatched) version?

Open ports can be very misleading.
My tor relay runs on one machine behind some nat with only the needed
ports redirected. Other ports you would see open on my IP would be
from different machines.

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