[tor-relays] Legal situation of tor in Europe

Linus Nordberg linus at nordberg.se
Thu Mar 12 14:54:17 UTC 2015

Moritz Bartl <moritz at torservers.net> wrote
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:58:00 +0100:

| >>> I mean the only reason, why there is more Tor-Exit-IPs
| >>>> in the abuse log than any other single unique IP is that there is tens
| >>>> of thousand of users using each Tor-Exit.
| >> If this claim could be substantiated by some numbers it'd certainly help.
| > I fully agree to that, it would be helpful to get some more analytic
| > data like this. Not necessarily on my exit, but some general numbers,
| > some facts.
| > I just assumed that number above, but actually have no idea.
| Nobody does. We don't have figures from other ISPs or larger carries to
| compare with either. Just from conversations with ISPs and VPN
| providers, we don't see more abuse than they do. Also, it fully depends
| on your definition of abuse (complaints).
| This is (still) a nice research question, and I'm happy to help with a
| nice database of complaints. I'm sure other torservers.net operators
| would help as well. Obviously one can't simply count the number of
| complaints, as you need to take (at least) throughput and exit policy
| into account.

DFRI would be interested in taking part in such research and should be
able to contribute a couple of years worth of data on complaints from
running 100-500 Mbps of exit traffic.

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