It's a risk regarding a large number of nodes being run by a single entity. The upside to such a business model though would be if they donated a percentage of profits to the Tor foundation. If they get pummeled by C&D letters and eventually shut down, at least TOR can keep the money for future development.
If I can make a disclaimer, I'm working on such a service where one of the 'pay for' plans allow for a user to VPN into a TOR server configured to transparently route traffic over the TOR network. But we never use VPS's; only dedicated boxes rented from quasi-random ISPs. I've limited it to one TOR box per ISP so far.
Hi! On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 9:40 PM, Matthew McCabe <mateo07@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Wow, that is a very cool idea. This could even be turned into a non-profit organization... We could take donations to support running Tor exit nodes which, in turn, supports everyone's ability to use the Internet without fear of censorship, harassment, and authoritarian (or up-and-coming authoritarian) governments.But of course it would be easier to throw a big blow to the network if they succeed in killing those nodes (and that would be easier as they would be operated by one entity). I was not thinking about non-profit organization at this moment, more of over-the-PayPal thing. :-) But I do not know what are prices elsewhere for such collocation. Maybe somewhere there is even better price for similar arrangement. Mitar
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