[tor-relays] Netflix overblocking non-exit Tor relays

tor_manager at autistici.org tor_manager at autistici.org
Sat Feb 27 12:20:17 UTC 2016

Hi everyone,
apparently this is happening with a lot of relays node (My italian relay 
node was blocked too) 
As Roger said we have to try to identify someone inside Netflix to pitch 
"our cause", on the other hand, it will probably be really useful to try 
to step up also in public (social/PR), for example asking to EFF to 
support this.

We are struggling convincing people to open nodes, we really have to 
protect them, we will see a decrease number of nodes


On 2016-02-26 23:58, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 12:42:38AM +0100, Gero Kuehn wrote:
>>  They did however not
>> leave the impression that they a) care or b) intend to fix this at 
>> some
>> point by parsing the Tor network information properly instead of using
>> whatever cheap&wrong hack they use now.
> There is actually a service that they can use to do this parsing
> for them:
> https://check.torproject.org/cgi-bin/TorBulkExitList.py
> e.g.
> https://check.torproject.org/cgi-bin/TorBulkExitList.py?ip=
> Now, I bet Netflix has more than one IP address. It would not be hard
> to adapt this service to help them do what they should be wanting to 
> do.
> See https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq-abuse#Bans for more details.
> One of our next steps might be to find a useful technical contact
> inside Netflix, so they can start doing this advocacy and education 
> from
> the inside.
> --Roger

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