TOR on Academic networks (problem)

Joseph Lorenzo Hall joehall at
Wed May 17 00:47:07 UTC 2006

On 5/16/06, Watson Ladd <watsonbladd at> wrote:
> The correct way is to put the IP's in a deny list in the config file.

This is not an option... I estimated using Netcraft's SearchDNS and
the regexs that Berkeley uses for their library proxy that this would
be an exit policy *on the order of* 10,000 entries long.

As Roger has made clear elsewhere, the current directory protocol
won't scale well with exit policies of this length (or really in
general) and it would be better for the network for these nodes to
operate a middleman node instead.  This is why a few of us on dorky
academic networks are trying to find other solutions. best, Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
PhD Student, UC Berkeley, School of Information

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