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Re: Is "gatereloaded" a Bad Exit?

On 1/31/2011 6:05 AM, morphium wrote:
2011/1/31 Mike Perry<mikeperry@xxxxxxxxxx>:
So when I said in my earlier post that we don't need exit capacity
that bad, I meant it. Thanks, but no thanks. You are contributing
negative productivity, and none of the non-bitorrenting exits really
will notice your absence in terms of load. Please direct yourself
towards the nearest forbidden lake.
So, to summarize that, you are saying to every operator that is not
your opinion: We (as the Tor project) don't need you.

Thats... pretty arrogant.

I'm not sure how that's arrogant at all. These nodes aren't exit-flagged, have suspicious (though maybe not damning) "exit" policies, and have no or fake contact information. They're either malicious or horribly configured, and in either case there's no way to get in touch with the operators. Strong odds are they're doing the network (and its goals) more harm than good, so they're removed from it (note that there was no IP ban, so the operators are free to return to the network if they so choose). Honestly, it seems to me that this is the Tor Project equivalent of a slap on the wrist; a much stronger, more irrational decision could certainly have been elicited.

I'm operating under the assumption that we run our nodes to further the goals of the Tor Project and help the community. I'm not sure why removing exits with idiotic or malicious configurations (until the operator either fixes them or explains themselves) is a bad thing.

~Justin Aplin

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