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Re: reconsidering default exit policy

On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:02:25AM +0100, Valient Gough wrote:
> I whipped up a small script last month when I got some complaints about
> IRC abuse.  I wanted to find out how many tor exitpoints there were for
> :6667.   I think I posted it at one point, but since it is a small
> script I'll attach it again.  It only looks for accept/reject lines
> which match all networks (the form '[accept|reject] \*:(\d+)-?(\d+)?')

You may find
to be useful for this as well.

> I've noticed though is that I get a lot more worms/zombies trying to use
> my web server as a proxy.  They must assume that because I am on a
> particular blacklist that my web server allows proxying.  Amusing in a
> way, but it was causing my firewall logs to grow rapidly (which showed
> up as a secondary effect on my server's temperature log from extra disk
> IO)..  so it is official, tor contributes to global warming :-)


> I remember hearing someone talk about asking their google friends what
> they were going to do about anonymous abuse, but that's the last I heard.

Yeah, that was me. I spoke to some people at Google, but it's as I
thought: they are happy with their current situation, and they're big
enough that nobody's going to blacklist them or make their ISP turn
them off.

So, the only long-term answer on our side is to become large enough,
common enough, and useful enough that nobody wants to mess with us either.