[tor-relays] Reminder: exit nodes probably shouldn't be using Google's DNS servers

Steve Snyder swsnyder at snydernet.net
Thu Feb 25 12:47:04 UTC 2016

The OpenNIC servers may not be appropriate for use by a high-speed Tor 
exit relay.

I run an OpenNIC DNS server, and my VPS vendor insisted that I 
rate-limit the server to avoid it being used as a DDOS vector.  I'm 
guessing that this is not an uncommon position to take for public DNS 

The OpenNIC servers you select for use may be perfectly fine for your 
level of use but don't assume it is automatically true.

On 02/24/2016 10:49 PM, Tristan wrote:
> They are default for Pulse Servers.
> Anyway, thanks elrippo for that link to the Open NIC Project! I've added
> their DNS servers to my exit relay, and I no longer see any log errors
> about failing nameservers!

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