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2011-02-10 20:40:20 | Author:

…only three days into running a tor exit node. Didnt expect it to happen that quickly.

So some guy running a bittorrent client seems to have been routed over my node, and distributed some stupid movie. Paramount sent a polite mail to Hetzner this morning (the relevant part being “We hereby request that you immediately remove or block access to the infringing material…”), and Hetzner duly forwarded the complaint to me.

I replied “I’m running a tor node” yadda yadda yadda, and promised to switch to a reduced exit policy. Which I did.

Wont be the last time someone complains, I guess, because it’s near to impossible to run an abuse-free node, see this guy who really really seems to try ^^.

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2011-02-07 21:58:49 | Author:

I set up a tor exit node yesterday on the very host that serves this webpage.

It feels a bit strange to have lots of traffic originating from my IP while having no control about the content (apart from some rules, like, traffic going to the conventional SMTP and IRC-Server ports is not allowed), and having read scary tales about abuse complaints and over-zealous law enforcement.

Also, I’m not the only one using this host, and some people would be pissed considerably if it went down.

Nevertheless, I take optimism from the fact I’m not alone. In fact, right now, it seems there’s 56 tor nodes, 13 of these being exit nodes, hosted with Hetzner alone. wheeee.

(German total: 118 exit nodes / 459 servers)

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