How to run an exit node and not getting raided by police?

Scott Bennett bennett at
Sat Jan 26 23:39:47 UTC 2008

     On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:37:37 -0500 Kraktus <kraktus at>
posted out of the blue with no context whatsoever:

>Well, if you're really worried, I suppose you could disallow exits to
>all but a whitelist of websites you trust not to contain content that
>is illegal to view in your country.  Which would probably not include
>user-contributed websites.
     Just keep in mind that it would have to be a very small list because
the ExitPolicy syntax, probably for good reason, does not allow something

	ExitPolicy accept *.edu:80

for example.  For one thing, this would require a name server query by the
exit server for every exit connection to port 80 because the IP address
would not be known prior to the exit connection attempt.  Would a tiny
whitelist get enough use to justify putting it into an exit policy?

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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