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Re: [tor-talk] tor-blocking sites

On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 23:13:44 +0100
Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps someone wants to implement nymble,

> 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.

Lots of the sites I encounter with tor blocks are either using
cloudflare[0], project honeypot/bad behavior[1], or some logic to
determine an unacceptable threshold of queries per unit of time per ip
address (see google, linkedin, yahoo, amazon, etc)

[0] https://www.cloudflare.com/features-security
[1] http://bad-behavior.ioerror.us/

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