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Re: relay tidbits...
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On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM, luser <luser456@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
after running a relay for about a month, donating fairly limited bandwidth to the cause, i have written an entry on this blog http://luser.baywords.com. yes, another blog about running a tor relay, whoopee!
the reason for running a relay was to gain an insight into what tor is being used for, which is pretty hard going considering the tor design, in order to make an informed decision regarding the morality of supporting such a system.
another reason is to provide a list of POP accounts (pop server IP and username, no password is captured) being accessed via tor, just in case any admins/users of these servers/accounts find it odd that they are being accessed over tor.
is there a case for maintaining a central repository of ip/username pairs from certain protocols (pop3, imap, ftp, whatever) emanating from exit nodes as a reference for admins in the case that access via tor to these accounts is prohibited/not advised.
i hope this won't be seen to be against the spirit of supporting such a project; I just find tor and its uses quite intriguing. i'll happily withdraw this support if the majority believe this to be detrimental to the project.
Lots of people would be pissed off about this, but I think that is because it probably affects them the most.
If you really want to do something good, take down the blog. We all
know that their are stupid users out there, and outing them doesn't
help them...or their administrators. Then instead of posting IP/login
information, bombard those e-mail accounts with anonymous e-mails
telling them that they screwed up by passing credentials in the clear.
If you really want to be funny, send it from their own account.