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Re: TOR on Academic networks (problem)

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On May 16, 2006, at 8:14 PM, Peter Palfrader wrote:

On Tue, 16 May 2006, Michael Holstein wrote:

For the short-term, I wrote a script that wgets the library's list of
subscriptions, and munges that to get the unique domain links, and puts
those into /etc/hosts with bogus addresses that are denied by the exit
policy (eg: some.domain). Yes, I realize this doesn't prevent
access by IP, but if I can keep out 95% of the miscreants, that's fine
by me.

You are hurting the Tor network more than you realize. You are lying to
clients and clients cache that answer. Don't do this.

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The correct way is to put the IP's in a deny list in the config file.

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