[tor-relays] Reaching out to webiron

DaKnOb daknob at daknob.net
Wed Feb 8 07:59:27 UTC 2017

Incidentally yesterday I published a blog post featuring them and why their abuse e-mails are plain spam:

https://blog.daknob.net/security-companies-and-abuse-e-mails/ <https://blog.daknob.net/security-companies-and-abuse-e-mails/>
> On 08 Feb 2017, at 06:00, Andrew Deason <adeason at dson.org> wrote:
> I run an exit node, and as such, I get abuse emails like this from time
> to time:
> <https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-relays/2015-October/007982.html>
> Mostly I ignore them, but since their automated report contains the
> sentence "Please feel free to send us your comments or responses.",
> every so often I send something to complain about their practices. To my
> surprise, apparently somebody does actually read these because today I
> got a reply.
> I'm not reproducing the entire response here without permission (they
> seem kinda touchy), but the person that replied did mention that they
> have some kind of rbl "in beta" regarding tor exits. They seemed to
> imply that doing so was quite a burden on them, though, which I don't
> really understand (IME blocking tor exits is easy; intentionally so).
> I'm trying to keep the conversation going, but I was wondering if anyone
> from the tor project has tried to reach out to them in some kind of
> official way? I'm just some random guy, so I don't know if it would be
> preferable for someone more knowledgeable, or with more access to tor
> infrastructure, to be conversing with them. (e.g. teor)
> I assume some people will say this isn't even worth the effort; it's not
> like it's hard to just ignore those reports. But it doesn't take much
> effort to just try to talk ot them, and it perhaps helps to give tor a
> reputation of cooperation and helpfulness.
> -- 
> Andrew Deason
> adeason at dson.org
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