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Re: Time Warner bad / VPS recommendations
I agree that it may be a risk for one organization to own a large number
of Tor nodes. But if that organization is a non-profit and run by some
of the Tor users, developers, and operators on this list, that should
reduce the risk that the organization will willingly compromise its Tor
Also, you could setup an independent auditing system in which Tor
"experts" could examine the Tor boxes or VPSs to be sure that they are
It is all about transparency!
Peter Lombardo wrote:
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.