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Re: [tor-talk] tor-blocking sites

On 08.02.2012 19:16, Mike Perry wrote:
> One of my goals is to provide an alternative to captchas and IP bans in
> the form of computational proof of work:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4666

I don't see why all Torbutton installations should constantly waste CPU
cycles unless this is deployed on a lot of websites. And I mean A LOT.
And that just won't happen.

I believe it's more important to make it easy for people to detect Tor
and deal with it differently in the first place. The second step then is
to provide useful alternatives to blocking.

Currently, what happens is that sites just ban/blacklist the IPs, often
automatically and "forever". When people report abuse to us, I have a
hard time helping them. All I can do is point them to the DNSBL and the
Bulk List Exporter, and ask kindly to not block these IPs for too long,
but most likely they will load it into their iptables and that's that.
My vision would be a Wordpress plugin that lets me choose to deal with
Tor users differently, say, automatically require moderation on comments.

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 19:24 +0000, Mr Dash Four wrote:
> Scroogle

Scroogle is currently having trouble scraping Google. Maybe Dash Fours
problems with it are unrelated to Tor?

I would like to see a list of sites that block Tor. We can then try to
contact them individually to discuss potential alternative strategies.

Moritz Bartl

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