Ethical considerations about parent proxies for Tor exit nodes [Was: Tor operator raided in Finland]
kitsune.or at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 19:03:27 UTC 2008
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dr._no at cool.ms wrote:
>> Sometimes, when a Tor user does something illegal with Tor, the exit
>> node operator of the exit node the Tor user was using is blamed.
> if you use a transparent proxy plus a provider proxy as parent proxy
> for your TOR server, you can simply avoid that ;-)
While that's a wonderful solution from a practical standpoint, I'm sure
it's going to bother some people on an ethical one.
Three things to consider:
1.) What kind of parent proxy is being used? Is it a misconfigured
system, or deliberately left open?
2.) Basically, all this does is make the parent proxy admin take the
fall, instead of you; that in itself may cause ethical problems with
3.) Also, if it's a misconfigured machine, they may not even realize
they could get in trouble; at least Tor node admins know what they're
providing, and are likely to take proactive steps in protecting their
privacy and legal situation.
F. Fox: A+, Network+, Security+
Owner of Tor node "kitsune"
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