[tor-relays] plans to require ContactInfo to be non-empty

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Tue Feb 5 22:14:58 UTC 2019

On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 02:57:33 +0500
Roman Mamedov <rm at romanrm.net> wrote:

> Nicknames are required to be non-empty, did that stop any abuse?

Correction: Nicknames default to "Unnamed" when unset. However did any of the
recent abuse or suspected-malicious relays actually use "Unnamed"? From your
E-Mails trying to reach out to some suspicious relay operators trying to get
them to set proper MyFamily (and thanks for always being on the lookout for the
network!), I got an impression that it is way more common to have some sort of
randomly generated nicknames, than to run tons of "Unnamed" relays.

With respect,

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