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Re: BadExit flag still needed for PrivacyNow...

     On Sun, 18 Apr 2010 13:21:33 -0400 Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx>
>On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:59:31PM -0500, Scott Bennett wrote:
>>      My weather satellite images got blocked again, due to the PrivacyNow
>> exit using OpenDNS with a misconfigured account and the fact that
>> ExcludeExitNodes still doesn't work reliably.  Will the the authority
>> operators *please* stick a BadExit flag onto that router's entry in the
>> consensus?  Thanks!
>Sebastian just confirmed for me that it was really happening, so I've
>set the BadExit flag for moria1. I agree that dns filtering is a good
>reason for earning the BadExit flag.
>Once tor26 or ides set it also, it should take effect.

     Thanks much, Roger.  Since the flag appeared, I've had no further
failures of that sort.
>Sorry for the delay in response. As usual, we're all overbusy over
>here. I was supposed to be on an airplane over the Atlantic now --

     Bummer.  I hope whatever you were going to attend can be rescheduled.

>but it looks instead like I can catch up on my email. :)
>On the bright side though, it's looking good that we'll be able to get a
>google summer of code student to revive Mike Perry's "Snakes on a Tor"
>project, and hopefully that means we will a) have some automated scans
>looking for really obviously broken relays, and b) build a clearer policy
>about what counts as badexit and what doesn't, so we can react faster
>next time.

     Both would be Very Good Things (tm).

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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