Is "gatereloaded" a Bad Exit?

Jon at
Sat Jan 29 19:13:13 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Jan Weiher <jan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> while scrolling through the tor status page (, I
> stumpled upon the following node (the reason why it came to my eye was
> the long uptime):
> gatereloaded 550C C972 4FA7 7C7F 9260 B939 89D2 2A70 654D 3B92
> This node looks suspicious to me, because there is no contact info given
> and the exit policy allows only unencrypted traffic:
> reject*
> reject*
> reject*
> reject*
> reject*
> reject*
> reject*
> accept *:21
> accept *:80
> accept *:110
> accept *:143
> reject *:*
> Am I missing something? I'm wondering why the status page lists this
> node as non-exit, because it clearly allows outgoing traffic on ports
> 21,80,110 and 143?
> I'm aware of the fact that it is not recommended to use tor without
> additional encryption, but some users do. And I dont see any reason for
> only allowing unencrypted traffic than snooping?
> Can anyone clearify this? If the admin of this node is on the list,
> would he please explain this situation?
> best regards,
> Jan

It may possible be a middle node instead of an exit node.

As for lack of contact info, can't answer that.  I know there have
been several other nodes in past without a contact info.

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