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

s7r s7r at sky-ip.org
Sun Feb 10 19:12:49 UTC 2019


It looks like harassment.

Tyler Durden wrote:
> +1
> Good to know that I'm not the only one finding this behavior of him  wicked.
> Emilian Ursu:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> Emilian
>> 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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