[tor-relays] Well, what exactly are you trying to contribute with your efforts?

Conrad Rockenhaus conrad at rockenhaus.com
Sun Apr 28 11:58:03 UTC 2019

On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 6:05 AM Olaf Grimm <jeep665 at posteo.de> wrote:

> Conrad, why did you suddenly go underground and not be reachable
> anymore? Greypony IT was offline and you were just gone. I was a paying
> customer and my two servers were suddenly offline.
> now you come back and promise paradise again. No, i go my own way. Guys
> like you are not trustworthy.
> Olaf
> Am 28.04.19 um 10:34 schrieb Conrad Rockenhaus:
> > On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 5:49 PM Seby <seby2kt14 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Here we go again...
> >> This dude just won't stop harassing us with masked advertising,
> commercial
> >> offers and monetary asks. Every time even the most boring thing needs
> to be
> >> publicly shouted on these mail lists, every time he does something
> >> extraordinary, something quite unusual that none of you mortals could
> ever
> >> do like running a middle relay on a small virtual machine, or a 500KB/s
> >> bridge.
> >>
> > Actually, it's not masked advertising for commercial offers. It's
> > nonprofit solicitation to assist other users that are interested in
> > expanding Tor's FreeBSD Resiliency. There's quite a few people that
> > would like to help but aren't comfortable making the plunge on their
> > own. Increasing the number of FreeBSD machines ensures we don't have a
> > single point of failure as the number of Linux machines presently on
> > Tor greatly outweighs the number of FreeBSD machines on Tor.
> >
> > This was previously discussed, but I'm sure you weren't paying
> > attention, but that's where the project started from and it was always
> > a nonprofit project to begin with.
> >
> > In addition, we're now assisting with AS divestment as well, to try to
> > get people off of highly populated ASes so those don't form single
> > points of failure. Which is another goal of the Project, from what I
> > have been told. I understand you may not get that, so I'll explain it
> > as simply as possible - too many middle relays and exits are getting
> > service from the same service providers. We are trying to help provide
> > another Tor friendly service provider to the table (which runs
> > separately from this since that's a commercial operation).
> >
> > When we had are stuff fully online, we occupied all 15 top spots of
> > the highest bandwidth exits in Canada. Right now my highest performing
> > exit in the US is in the Top 10 but I've been scaling that exit down
> > as I'm not sure if I'm keeping my personal items online anymore at
> > this point.
> >
> > Finally, the GreyPony project has been there to make it be able for an
> > enduser be able to easily setup and get going on their first new relay
> > with dedicated support, sometimes people want that extra hand.
> >
> > Before you trash a project before you should learn about it, but all
> > you've been doing is trashing things. Maybe you should try
> > contributing to something and ignoring things you disagree with or
> > asking questions if you don't understand it, instead of just resorting
> > to talking trash about a project. I just makes it look like you have
> > plenty of free time to mock others because you aren't helping others,
> > but that's my take on things.
> >
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