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

Emilian Ursu emu at emuadmin.com
Sun Feb 10 18:00:21 UTC 2019


I was planning to bring up this issue but the other way around,
ContactInfo, Nickname and Myfamily are non-enforceable so why
should tor rely on spoofable information for its operation?

I saw some discussions about contacting hosting providers to
reach out to server operators and I see you harassing people
often for not setting MyFamily and that is outrageous!

A malicious actor will take the time to evade this policies so
why bother at all, is tor getting designed for friendly or
adversarial conditions?

Your language, as seen in the Trabia-Network thread and other
posts alike, seems to imply an undeserved authority position: 
"please set MyFamily and contactInfo in your torrc                                                                                                   to avoid getting rejected"

What? Rejected from what? Does one have to earn the right
to commit time and resources for helping the network?
Do relay operators need the tor network or is it the other way
around? Maybe it's time for a reality check.


On Tue, Feb 05, 2019 at 09:25:00PM +0000, nusenu wrote:
> Hi,
> due to some recent and ongoing events related
> to a malicious entity running tor relays
> I'll start to pursue an idea that I had 
> for some time: require non-empty ContactInfo
> (non-empty does not mean valid email address)
> This is primarily a non-technical policy discussion
> which will take place on tor-dev at .
> If you want to help right away and currently
> don't make use of the ContactInfo, please set it.
> If you think such a change would negatively affect you
> please let me know (off-list is also fine if you prefer).
> thanks,
> nusenu
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