[tor-talk] Hulu now blocks Tor
jbdatko at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 03:54:59 UTC 2014
For completeness (nobody likes a story with a hanging.... ending :p ),
access to Hulu is restored. Below is the email I sent them and their
I run a non-exit Tor relay on my home network. This allows Internet users,
who are censored, to access the Internet and protects users who wish to
keep their privacy while online. There is a great description of who uses
Tor at: https://www.torproject.org/about/torusers.html.en
As you can tell, my IP is based in the U.S. and I would like to access
Hulu. Can you please lift the blacklist on my IP?
Thank you for contacting us. I'm sorry about the anonymous proxy message
you're seeing. A proxy is a server that acts as an intermediary between
your computer and the Internet. It's possible to use an anonymous proxy and
not realize it.
However, after further investigation, I've confirmed that your IP address
was incorrectly categorized to be an anonymous proxy. I have submitted a
request to approve your IP address for use and you should be up and running
in about 3-5 days. If the error appears after this time definitely reach
out to us and we'll be happy to dig a bit deeper.
Once again, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. If anything else comes
up, please don't hesitate to write back.
On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Joshua Datko <jbdatko at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, I should clarify:
> The computer on which I received this error was not running Tor at all.
> Not as a daemon; not the TBB.
> I run a non-exit relay, on my same home network and thus the same public
> facing IP as my public facing relay.
> My conclusion that Hulu blocks Tor was based on the following: I run a
> public relay -> my IP is listed as running a Tor relay -> I received this
> Hulu nasty message -> therefore Hulu must be blacklisting my IP because I
> run a Tor relay.
> Sorry for the confusion.
> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Missouri Anglers <
> missouri.anglers at gmail.com> wrote:
>> does that not defeat the purpose of using TOR?
>> On Thu, 6 Feb 2014 17:54:41 -0700
>> Joshua Datko <jbdatko at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > As I tried to watch Family Guy, I received this message from Hulu:
>> > ----
>> > Based on your IP address, we noticed you are trying to access Hulu
>> > an anonymous proxy tool. Hulu is not currently available outside the
>> > If you're in the U.S., you need to disable your anonymizer to access
>> > videos on Hulu.
>> > If you think you're receiving this message in error, please submit this
>> > form.
>> > ----
>> > I run a non-exit node (On a BeagleBone Black) and I'm in the U.S.
>> > **Sigh**
>> > Once the wife sees this, my BeagleBone might have an *accident*.
>> > I'm not sure that will get our IP off the blacklist :P
>> > Josh
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