[tor-relays] Reaching out to webiron

DaKnOb daknob at daknob.net
Wed Feb 8 18:25:47 UTC 2017

So less than 24 hours after the previous post and someone, mysteriously, subscribed the abuse mailbox to > 2,000 newsletters.. Of course I do not have proof nor am interested on who’s behind this and it didn’t cause any bad, just good (gave me plenty of data to research). Also, it seems every time I tweet about Web Iron, more e-mails arrive. The people behind this “attack” didn’t even bother to hide their IPs.. I thought they could use Tor to at least make me think Tor is evil and bad and I should block it.. :-) 

Anyways.. Yeah.. Web Iron seems aggressive in their replies.


> On 08 Feb 2017, at 16:42, Ralph Seichter <tor-relays-ml at horus-it.de> wrote:
> On 08.02.2017 08:03, Andrew Deason wrote:
>> WebIron is well aware of what tor is, and they seem to have an issue
>> with the tor network in general, not my specific node.
> I have had an e-mail conversation with a Webiron employee. I don't want
> to give details without permission, but in a nutshell, this was what I
> understood:
> Webiron is indeed completely aware of what Tor is. Webiron thinks that
> the abuse via Tor outweighs privacy concerns. Webiron is unwilling to
> exclude Tor exits from their automated checks, and is also unwilling to
> mitigate the perceived problem on their end.
> I'd like to add that the tone of the e-mails I received was quite
> aggressive, threatening "blocking your whole business". I pointed out
> this mailing list, but I have not heard any feedback beyond that.
> After several months of automated complaints, I feel that I have not
> much choice, and I am now ignoring Webiron completely.
> -Ralph
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