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Re: Policy on filtered ExitNodes??

mike, squid is not a filter, but a web cache.  but you are right: if
you use tor, you need to trust that the exit node you end up with
doesn't do malicious filtering, and you don't have much support for
that trust.  worse, even good exit nodes change your perception of the
internet because sites react on client IPs and adapt their content.

but i guess you just have to live with that.  anyways i think it's
still better to look through a differnet filter every day than always
through the same...  (-:


On Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 10:33:02PM -0700, Mike Bergeron wrote:
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxx
> From: Mike Bergeron <dontravieso@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 22:33:02 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: Policy on filtered ExitNodes??
> Hello, all.  This is my first post, so don't flame me too badly if I
> say something out of place.
> I just discovered today that at least one Tor server acting as an exit
> node (powerpenguin61) is or was running on a filtered machine; i.e.,
> all requests that exit from that node must satisfy something called
> Squid, for appropriateness, or you receive an error page telling you
> how bad you are for trying to go to some forbidden place!
> In my opinion, such servers are worse than not being on Tor, because
> now I must discover them through trial and error and add them to my
> ExcludeNodes list (at least until there is some sort of
> ExcludeExitNodes option) in order to have the privilege of filtering my
> own web content or going to a website whose name is in any way
> salacious.
> Do the Powers That Be have an opinion on the matter.  Seems to me that,
> without exclusively open exits, any group of people could get Tor,
> advertise exit, and then filter the crap out of what anyone can use Tor
> for....  Pretty easy attack, if you ask me....
> Just my $0.02.
> Mike
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