[tor-relays] Got a visit from the police this morning..
Stig Atle Steffensen
stigatle at cryptolab.net
Sun Jul 31 14:07:14 UTC 2016
I do not run it from home, as you can see in my post.
So that was not the issue.
On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 09:04:48AM -0500, Tristan wrote:
> Except that if you do it right, you get a high speed unlimited bandwidth
> On Jul 31, 2016 9:03 AM, "Jonathan Baker-Bates" <jonathan at bakerbates.com>
> > I think this issue has been discussed here before.
> > The general opinion on the list is that it's not a good idea to run an
> > exit at home. It's probably not worth the hassle.
> > On 31 July 2016 at 14:13, Stig Atle Steffensen <stigatle at cryptolab.net>
> > wrote:
> >> I never thought I would be one of those operators who had to deal with
> >> the police or anything like that.
> >> I've done all I can to set things up so that it's easy to see that I run
> >> a exit node.
> >> I have a disclaimer on my website :
> >> https://stigatle.no/index.php/tor-exit-node/
> >> and if you go to the ip of the node, you'll see the same info:
> >> https://22.214.171.124/
> >> I run this node - which is no secret:
> >> https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/04250C3835019B26AA6764E85D836088BE441088
> >> So, back to earlier this morning.
> >> Suddenly got a hard knock on my door, I was surprised because we never
> >> get visitors.
> >> I saw it was the police (2 officers), and they asked if we could talk in
> >> private, because
> >> they heard my kids (2 and 4) and my wife upstairs, I said yes, no
> >> problem, let them in.
> >> They would not let me know what it was about at first, they asked a lot
> >> about what I did yesterday,
> >> easy for me to answer since I was out climbing mountains all day long.
> >> Then asked a lot about who has access to my connection at home, It's just
> >> me, my wife, no one else.
> >> Then I start to ask a bit, and I thought about the exit node I run, I
> >> quickly confirmed
> >> that it was the exit node (which is in sweden and not in Norway where I
> >> live) that was the reason why they where at my house.
> >> All though - 2 second check would confirm to them that the server is not
> >> at my house, and the impression they gave me until I
> >> showed the Exit node was that they thought it was sent from my house.
> >> I have blocked the email ports on the exit node, but the issue was that a
> >> email had been sent through hotmail (web),
> >> threatening Angela Merkel, that's why they where at my house this morning.
> >> I got the chance to explain everything as best I could, explained how it
> >> all worked, and why
> >> I run a exit node, and I feel they got all the answers they needed. They
> >> then left - and for now that was that.
> >> I would be put on some kind of list, but that list would also explain
> >> that I operate a tor exit node.
> >> I'm happy with that, and hopefully this will be all that there's to it.
> >> I might have to do some more explaining if I travel to sweden\germany,
> >> but that's fine with me.
> >> Anyone else here that has this happen to you recently as well?..
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