[tor-talk] tor-blocking sites

Mr Dash Four mr.dash.four at googlemail.com
Thu Feb 9 00:19:00 UTC 2012

> Currently, what happens is that sites just ban/blacklist the IPs, often
> automatically and "forever".

>> Scroogle
> Scroogle is currently having trouble scraping Google. Maybe Dash Fours
> problems with it are unrelated to Tor?
Nope. I am well aware of this and it isn't an issue which just popped 
yesterday or a week ago - it has been going on for months (scraping 
Google, that is). I am also aware that Scroogle has a limited (I think 
about 6-7) number of servers.

What I meant with my initial post though is that Scroogle started 
blocking tor exit nodes recently - about a week or so ago. I know that, 
because I tried to access it at the same time (via different machines) 
and all requests which used Tor exit nodes were timing out (or giving me 
502) - without exception, while the "normal" requests (using my own IP 
address) made at the same time passed through to Scroogle 
instantaneously! This cannot be a coincidence.

If you do not believe me - see it for yourself - initiate at least a 
couple of simultaneous requests (so that you can engage as much of 
Scroogle's servers as possible at one time) using Tor exit nodes and do 
the same using your own IP address and see what happens.

> I would like to see a list of sites that block Tor. We can then try to
> contact them individually to discuss potential alternative strategies.
I will try and prepare such a list of sites I have encountered blocking 
Tor and post it here.

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