[tor-relays] Yourserver.se - Your TOR exit node generates too many complaints

Josef Stautner hello at veloc1ty.de
Mon Mar 9 19:39:49 UTC 2015

Hello Vinicius,

Hetzner now also filed an abuse message to my relay running on a
ViralVPS dediacted server. This time with detailed logfiles. The
astonishing aspect is, that Hetzner seems to track every single
connection done.
The Support opened a ticket and after some discussion about it: No TOR
is allowed on the network (not even a middle relay) so I had to shut
down the relay. The ToS agreement is alreay updated.

The exit relay accepted the following ports:

  * 53
  * 80
  * 8080
  * 443
  * 8332-8333
  * rest was rejected

The uptime was 9 Months and just one abuse message ever occured.
Quote from the support:

    "Hey, please don't run any Tor exit nodes. I don't want these being
run on my network, sorry but the hassle is not worth it for me."

After I asked about the specific problemes I got:

    " Hi, it is simply because of activities which are done on Tor, I
understand that is used for a lot of good things, but I don’t want any
abusive activities at all associated with my network. I hope you
understand. Dealing with abuse complaints is not fun and trying to get
IP’s removed from blacklists is even less fun."

It's a pain in the ass because the speed and paths were really nice.


Am 06.03.2015 um 20:35 schrieb Vinicius:
> Thanks @Josef for your input, i'll check this indicated providor.
> Right after i send this mail to the list, i received a reply of
> reichster providor, i will check with them what happend.
> On 06/03/2015 04:02 PM, Josef Stautner wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Hetzner also sent an abuse to my server located in germany. But the
>> message was very unspecific and didn't include any information so I said
>> that without more information I will nothing do about it.
>> I run another exit relay from ViralVPS but on a dedicated server. If you
>> want to give it a try: http://viralvps.com
>> ~Josef
>> Am 06.03.2015 um 19:24 schrieb Vinicius:
>>> Hello to All,
>>> I am currently running two tor exit relays[1] in providor
>>> yourserver.se, all of them with restrict exit policy, until now i
>>> didnt have any problem with those, except with their's automated
>>> system implemented, in use by yourserver.se, but was easy to solve,
>>> that happend some month's ago.
>>> Recently i receive a couple(2 actually) of complaints comming from
>>> Hetzner[2], complaining about port's scans comming from the tor exit
>>> relay, and i did reply all of those, but now the operator Michael is
>>> telling me that it received to much complaints and i should stop the
>>> exit or they will suspend, does someone have any other vps providor
>>> that can be recommended for sure that it doesn't do that. I dont mind
>>> if the price is more than 100% higher of the currently providor.
>>> Thank you.
>>> Sorry about my crappy english.
>>> [1] - https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/vinicius
>>> [2] - http://www.hetzner.de/
>>> On 06/03/2015 04:07 AM, Yourserver.se wrote:
>>>> [1] Hello,
>>>> Your TOR exit node generates too many complaints.
>>>> Please stop it or we will have to suspend that server.
>>>> Thank you for understanding.
>>>> Michael.
>>>> Links:
>>>> ------
>>>> [1] http://yourserver.se
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