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Re: opening up (exit policy) a bit ...

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 9:03 AM, John Case <case@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Let's say you run a tor relay with no exit policy:
> reject *:*
> And then later you alter that exit policy a bit:
> accept *:80,reject *:*
> My understanding is that this system will continue to be used as a non-exit
> relay, but will then also be used as an exit.  That is, it's not going to be
> monopolized by exit traffic only ... it will do both, right ?

I don't believe this is correct.  I think this means you're not an
exit node at all.

I suspect if you want your node to be an internal relay or have a
chance at being a guard and still relay some exit traffic, you'll have
more luck by running two tor instances, which could be on the same
box.  Put them in the same family (although I suppose tor will be
smart enough to keep them from being used on the same circuit anyway,
since they'll be on the same IP.)  Then you can adjust the bandwidth
for each instance to be the split you want.

If you're willing to be an exit node, however, you'll help the tor
network out most by doing 100% exit traffic.  That's because we're
currently constrained at the exits.  Also consider letting port 443
through too.  I do ports 80 and 443, and I haven't gotten an abuse
complaint yet.
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