[tor-talk] Project Gutenberg

Michael Wolf mikewolf53 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 20:52:28 UTC 2013

On 10/31/2013 4:41 PM, Michael Wolf wrote:
> On 10/31/2013 3:07 PM, antispam06 at sent.at wrote:
>> On 31.10.2013 17:53, Manfred Ackermann wrote:
>>> I just did it without asking for permission ;-) Same result ... it still
>>> comes out of a Tor IP.
>> AFAIK you don't need permission for creating a mirror. After all, the
>> works are in the Public Domain.
>>> If someone can offer a STunnel or Proxy on a Non-Tor-IP we just bypath
>>> there counter-measure with our counter-counter-measure ;-)
>> Yet, accepting Tor is the only long term solution I can see[1].
>>> http://64l2vhqwbj3mlia7.onion/ebooks/search
>> Yea. The exact same error message.
>> [1] http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Oct-2013/msg00634.html
> My first thought was that there is a configuration file at fault
> (perhaps .htaccess, but potentially a PHP script that does some DNS
> checks...)  But after doing a doing a partial rsync using both commands
> they list for mirroring, it didn't appear as if they provide the HTML
> for their site.  Do you have a source/link for whatever is generating
> the HTML?  I don't have enough disk space to rsync the entire archive
> looking for a file that may not exist...
Doh!  Guess I should have read further down on the Mirroring_How-To page:

"The book directories are the only part we offer for mirror. The Project
Gutenberg catalog in XML/RDF is in the root directory of the generated
content, if you would like to make your own search software. We do not
distribute the central search software or Web pages used at
www.gutenberg.org, however."

So I guess I have to ask... where did you get whatever code you're
using?  Or are you trying to do some sort of proxy magic and the request
to the hidden service is still hitting www.gutenberg.org?

More information about the tor-talk mailing list