[tor-talk] OFTC and Tor
griffin at cryptolab.net
Mon Jan 4 01:22:33 UTC 2016
>> Patrick Schleizer:
>> What are your experiences with OFTC and Tor blocking recently?
> The exchange is from early October after a few months of the same -
> but only through browsers; clients seem to work fine.
OFTC has been consistently blocking exits and limiting the number of
users per IP for non-blocked exits. As a result, I'm almost never on
IRC anymore. It's tempting to say "and nothing of value was lost" ;-)
but actually it just increases my email volume and I'm slightly more out
of the loop ;-( Quassel is a decent option, but that's naturally just
one hop and not as robust as going through Tor.
I'd strongly prefer if Tor (and similar projects) ran their own IRC
networks with IP cloaking on by default. This would make it easier for
average users, who likely don't know anything about registering a nick /
logging in / setting cloak preferences. It would also make it easier
for people using Tor Messenger who might not understand why they can't
use Tor to visit the #tor channels consistently.
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