[tor-relays] why are some exit IPs missing from Exit IP DB?

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 17:12:53 UTC 2015

> #17297: TorCheck fails on new exit egress IP not in exit DB, confusing to user
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17297

As said three days ago before OP...

No, I'd consider it a technique to avoid having
your exit put on braindead tor-hating consensus
scraping blacklists... a feature not a bug... with
the great side effect that such exits are usable to
circumvent similar braindead / hating censorship
directed at tor users.
(Thus exit operators my explicitly want to set
this up and could care less what check.tpo
and whatever else say, or don't say, about their IP.)

Exonerator is for operators, that's their choice there.

I'd rather add a blurb on check.tpo to hit newnym
and check again if user has reason to believe they're
using tor than start booting relays because of this.
(Or "fixing" exit DB / check.tpo by scanning).

Also, it's routing / tunnelling / bind addressing
and has nothing to do with exit policy.

If "glaring unhappy RED spits" scare people just
tell them to hit "new identity", restart TBB, etc until
some threshold of "bah, it's not going away" happens.

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