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Re: Searching for "good" ISPs

Is it a good idea if one company hosts a lot of tor nodes? I don't think so.

If 100 persons run a tor node hosted and monitored by https://coldbot.com/ I don't think that would be great for the tor network!

Correct me if I'm wrong.


2010/2/20 <zzzjethro666@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I would like to see Tor stay 3 hops for the purpose intended. As time passes, the developers will make it faster.
Do nothing that will compromise anonymity.
Anonymity is on a precipice and needs to be kept from being pushed or dragged over. Something big is going to happen and much is already happening in attempts to interfere with anonymity (Tor), and particularly if something does happen and there is no community available (Tor), to communicate anonymously with, the populace will be in deep stuff.

I personally don't trust anyone who wishes Tor to be dropped to two (2) hops. If one wishes faster surfing, then use the available world wide Spider's Web.

Wish I knew more so I could be a server for Tor but apparently there is no one in my part of the world using Tor, thus, no one to talk to or help me learn more, faster and with better understanding.

Because I don't know very much, I cannot tweak Tor as so many do. Thus, I have almost no problems with it as is but don't know how to check just to make sure. I keep reading but it's way beyond me.

Cheers, regards and salutations

-----Original Message-----
From: wuiv yccwg <wuivyccwg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sat, Feb 20, 2010 7:22 am
Subject: Re: Searching for "good" ISPs

Hi All,

Sorry for this shameless plug, but it seems to be very relevant to
the topic. As someone said before this is Capitalism and if there is
demand there will be supply.

I am actually working for a startup company Coldbot (UK),
https://coldbot.com/ and we are running a beta test of hosted Tor
service (still very much in development stage, though). Feel free to
have a look. The idea is to to give customers an option to run Tor
servers without getting too deep into technical details and without
worrying how 'Tor friendly' their ISP is.

The plans are to have Tor, VPN and some kind of proxy server
services which customers could pick and match in any combination they

As one of the options the customers could VPN into coldbot network
and use it as the EntryNode their Tor server running on Coldbot
network. Which would be almost the same as having so much discussed 2
hop Tor routing. Quite a few other combinations are possible as well,
including simply running a Tor server either as relay or exit.

Basically, I am after some feedback and maybe a wish list or
suggestions. What Tor community would like to see in such kind of
service provider?

Thank You.
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