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perfect-privacy.com, Family specifications, etc.

     There is someone going by the name of perfect-privacy.com who is
listed in the contact information of roughly 28 relays' descriptors with
widely varying throughput capacities in the tor directory.  These relays'
descriptors are grouped into quite a few separate Family specifications,
although some appear to be orphans without a Family.  I wrote to the
address given in the contact information to ask them to explain/justify
their peculiar non-conformance to the rule about Family specifications,
stating that I would post to this list quite soon, but wanted to give
them a chance to explain/justify their actions first.  That was at 13:25
CDT on 11 May 2010.  I have not received any response.  (So much for the
contact information...)
     I would appreciate having these relays lose their "Valid" flags in
the consensus until such time as their operator(s) group all of them
into a single Family specification.  I hope the authority operators
will take this action in a timely fashion.  Until this situation is
dealt with, it will remain entirely possible that clients may build
circuits whose entire routes consist of perfect-privacy.com's nodes.
     FWIW, I have not thoroughly combed the directory for similar cases.
It is entirely possible that others exist, but for now, it would be good
to eliminate the violators ASAP.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
* Internet:       bennett at cs.niu.edu                              *
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