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Re: Bittorrent

     On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:44:04 +0100 Olaf Selke <olaf.selke@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Germershausen wrote:
>> Become a tor developer and write
>> a module that helps to ban all bittorent traffic from the tor network.
>I'm strongly against equipping Tor with the ability to filter exit
>traffic based on the content. That's exactly what governments and

     I would add that such behavior in itself would justify BadExit status.

>Hollywood lobbyists nowadays are trying to enforce by law. Besides it's
>only the exit node operator's decision what kind of traffic is unwanted.
>At least I don't consider bittorrent protocol over Tor as unwanted
>traffic for my exit node. I'm not the Internet Gestapo!

     Correct on all points.
>The only reason default filesharing protocol ports are denied in my exit
>policy is lacking cpu power to handle additional filesharing traffic.
     And that is certainly your decision to make and not that of people like
Germershausen because it is *your* tor relay and *your* computer system, not
     What is it that keeps drawing control freaks out of the woodwork and
onto this list anyway?   Jeesh...

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