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