[tor-relays] T-shirts and Confirming Relay Control

JovianMallard tor at sec.gd
Sun May 3 22:17:20 UTC 2015


Inspired by the options to confirm domain ownership with Google,
Could you ask the relay operator to include a randomly generated (by
you) token in their contact field? It may take a while to propagate and
it requires action on the operator's part, but it's not difficult and I
expect it provides the assurance you need.

> On 05/03/2015 04:20 PM, Matthew Finkel wrote:
>> On Sun, May 03, 2015 at 12:05:49PM -0700, Aaron Hopkins wrote:
>>> On Sun, 3 May 2015, Matthew Finkel wrote:
>>> Or as Robert suggests, just send verification mail to the listed contact
>>> address of the relay.  If they don't list one on their config, find an
>>> alternate verification mechanism like e-mailing whois contacts for the IP or
>>> domain name, or refuse the request.
>> I'd prefer not denying them a t-shirt because they don't want to publish
>> an email address publically, but using whois seems like a stretch and
>> usually ends at the hosting provider instead of the operator.

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