[tor-talk] Automatic vulnerability scanning of Tor Network?

Jon torance.ca at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 15:06:34 UTC 2011

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 12:13 AM, Sebastian Hahn <mail at sebastianhahn.net> wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2011, at 7:03 AM, John Case wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Dec 2011, Lee wrote:
>>>> While I totally get both sides of this argument *in theory*, all of this
>>>> sounds a lot to me like getting pissed off about someone ringing your
>>>> doorbell because they didn't mail you an opt-in form first.
>>> Nope.  The probes were annoying, but the killer was my all-in-one
>>> consumer grade router/nat/dhcp server/firewall leaking packets into
>>> what was supposed to be the secure part of my home network.
>> Ahhh, finally.
>> This is the Godwins law of tor-talk - all threads eventually lead to some moron running a relay from their home Internet connection.
>> To be fair, if we let the thread run long enough, I'll bet Mr. Do-Gooder-Port-Scanner is running from home, too.  Comedy from all directions.
> I feel that your insults are entirely uncalled for here. Running a relay
> from a home connection is perfectly fine if there's enough spare
> bandwidth. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing just that, and I
> am thankful to every operator who sets up a good node.

I am going to have to agree with Sebastian here. I think that there
are more relays running from home then people realize. No, they
probably are not running in the high end as some of those relays that
are able to have company or some other type of backing. But they are
relays just the same and are part of the Tor network and are depended
on just like any of the others.

To pay out of ones pocket for the bandwidth for a dedicated Tor relay
is not cheap. So kudo's to those that are able to run their dedicated
relays from home on their own expense. Adding that it is not said
enough, if it were not for the  individual relays from home, I don't
believe that there would be as many relay nodes as we have now.

Thank you all out there that are able to, for donating your time,
money, equipment, etc., in running relays from your home. The more the


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