[tor-relays] Verizon.com blocked on Tor Middle Relay on FiOS

Neel Chauhan neel at neelc.org
Wed May 29 21:58:10 UTC 2019


I have a Tor middle relay on Verizon FiOS.

If I try to access Verizon.com on the FiOS connection running a Tor 
middle relay, I get this error:

> Access denied, in accordance with Verizon Information Security Policy

> Please contact us if there is a legitimate business need to access this 
> content.

They gave an email address to the EdgeCast NOC that I contacted, but the 
EdgeCast support said I should contact FiOS and not EdgeCast, even 
though I think the blocking is on EdgeCast's side (if it was on FiOS 
then I would get a "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site" error 
from Firefox).

Other Verizon sites such as Verizon Wireless and Verizon Media/Oath 
properties like AOL/Yahoo/Tumblr/HuffPost/etc. are not blocked on FiOS 
running Tor (heck, I can even sign up for Tumblr on exit relays), even 
though these other Verizon sites also use EdgeCast.

For those who have middle relays on their home broadband connection (not 
bridge or exit), both on Verizon FiOS and other ISPs regardless of 
country or technology, please test for if Verizon.com is blocked.

Thank You,

Neel Chauhan

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