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Re: What to do at IP number change?
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- Subject: Re: What to do at IP number change?
- From: "F. Fox" <kitsune.or@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2008 19:21:02 -0800
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|> Very true. This is one reason why I suggest only organizations (as
|> opposed to residential users) - who have the money, manpower, and other
|> resources to deal with legal issues - allow exits from any node they run.
| I think that's a bad idea because many people think that you can
identify a person
| by using the IP number and i don't want to support that myth. If
| use tor, the only sure thing about IP numbers and identification would
be that if you
| find an IP number in an log file, you can be sure that this person
(the one who pays
| for that internet access) was NOT there!
| Another point is that without a tor server my home would be vulnerable
| analysis and a further point is that a tor server is more safe than
only a client.
Running a middleman node can provide some level of plausible
deniability, since all strongly encrypted traffic basically looks a
However, running an exit node can bring quite a bit of liability. Even
if it's technically legal, it takes forever to get it cleared up; a home
user would likely get all of their equipment seized for quite some time.
Also, it's easier to steamroll a home user legally. Therefore, I think
it's quite unwise for home users to allow exits, at least at the present
This is just my opinion, though - and the one I choose to use in the
running of Kitsune-OR. If others want to take the risk, they're welcome
F. Fox: A+, Network+, Security+
Owner of Tor node "kitsune"
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