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[tor-talk] Exit Traffic classification and discrimination


the internet is said to be driving most of it's traffic to a list of
some dozens websites, usually major internet companies.

I'm wondering if the Tor Exit traffic follow the very same rules.

I'm just assuming that if the traffic destinated to the top-30 website
in the world, make up (for hypotesis) 90% of average Tor Exit traffic,
then it could be an opportunity to classify it and discriminate it.

We may assume that traffic going to the top-30 website in the world does
not generate abuse, while other traffic may generate abuses.

If those assumption is true, it means that would make *a lot of sense*
for a Tor operator to classify and discriminate in a different way "the
bulk top-30 traffic destination" (non abuse-generating) vs. "the rest of
the traffic".

If my ISP is happy with 90% of my traffic, but it's not happy with my
10% that may contain abuse-generating destinations, then it would make a
lot of sense to me to establish a VPN somewhere else to route those 10%
of abuse-generating traffic somewhere else (where "somewhere else" maybe
a place that i can change when an abuse take it down).

But 90% of my resources (given the previous hypotetical assumption)
would be happily pumping non-abuse-generating Tor exit traffic.

Does anyone ever done some kind of testing or analysis about that kind
of approach?

Fabio Pietrosanti (naif)
HERMES - Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights
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