[tor-talk] Tor directory servers

Justin Aplin japlin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 04:51:09 UTC 2012

On 2/19/2012 10:23 PM, Karl Hakmiller wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:06:35 +0000
> Bravo 76<bravo76 at live.co.uk>  wrote:
>> Is there a list available on the Tor directory servers that my script
>> could parse and get the latest exit routers along with their
>> fingerprints?
> I would hope such a list does not exist.  The prospect of a home visit
> by the federal LEOs would give those who maintain an exit (or any other)
> relay second thoughts -- to say nothing of inviting ISPs to do some
> blocking.

It's well-known that all non-bridge node information is maintained on 
the metrics website, as well as in the data directory of every running 
client. There's nothing secret about it. As far as blocking exit nodes, 
the Tor DNSBL is publicly provided for this reason precisely.

~Justin Aplin

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