TOR on Academic networks (problem)

Peter Palfrader peter at
Wed May 17 17:02:50 UTC 2006

On Wed, 17 May 2006, Michael Holstein wrote:

> Since the /etc/hosts approach posions the DNS for clients, it now seems 
> the better (although not ideal) approach is to allow legitimate DNS 
> lookups, and then just blackhole the traffic. After 15 seconds, the 
> client will give up and pick another node.

Thus making Tor suck for everyone.  The better approach would be to just
say reject *:80 or reject *:* or something like that.  Your node is
still useful as a middleman and wouldn't actively harm clients.

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