Some legal trouble with TOR in France +

Anthony DiPierro or at
Tue May 16 00:37:43 UTC 2006

On 5/15/06, Ben Wilhelm <zorba at> wrote:
> The line is drawn. The line is that Tor does not censor. That's the only
> line that makes sense, because everything else requires subjective
> judgement that many would not be able to agree on.
There's always the possibility of letting each exit node decide for
itself what subjective judgement to make.  And in fact that's what is
being done.  Some exit nodes allow port 25, some don't.  Some allow
6667, others don't.  Some exit nodes only allow port 80.  You can
likewise filter by IP address.

The only real problem is that it's not feasible to effectively filter
out the type of traffic you don't want (especially in a way which can
be described in an exit policy).

Remember that by default Tor *does* censor.  Port 25 is blocked by
default.  Why is this?


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