[tor-relays] >18k 'Machiavelli' bridges added since 2017-09-02 (>4k currently running = 64% of bridges)

Andrea tor at heisenberg.ovh
Sun Sep 10 13:39:21 UTC 2017

On 07/09/2017 02:16, nusenu wrote:
> Hi,
> do you know anything about >18k Machiavelli named bridges that have been
> added in the last few days? (>4k currently running)


I started a relay node called "Machiavelli" about 1 year ago, and I 99%
percent sure that at that time I was the only one with that name.

After a while I noticed that there was another relay that sometimes
popped up for like 3/4 days with the same name, and then disappeared.

I then noticed last week this unusual appearance of bridge nodes with
name "Machiavelli", probably from someone doing something nasty or at
least dubious.

Should I change the name of my relay just to be sure not to be caught in
an eventual ban for those nodes?


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