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Re: [tor-talk] IP Banned for running a non-exit relay from home?

Add one more to the list--  http://bestbuy.com

"Access Denied

You don't have permission to access "http://www.bestbuy.com/"; on this server.

Reference #18.2d941160.1412538970.11956e25"

Access from a non-relay IP, works fine.

Thanks for the thoughtful feedback, BTW.

Incidental aside- This put me in a weirdly dystopic/paranoid spot;
looking 5 years out- if you're not coming from one of the monopolistic
ISPS[0] that widely share customer data, throttle for profit,
molesting[1] your packets, we consider you unsavory and you're not
worth the liability
to our web properties.  We're also getting a share of the data from
your ISP, so though we lose a few customers, we're happy to ban you
for access to marketing data that pumps up sales.

Give me some hope? :)

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast-Time_Warner_Cable_merger
[1] https://gist.github.com/ryankearney/4146814

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Todd Troxell <xtat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Folks, I run several relays, including a non-exit relay from my home
> rack.  Recently I noticed that I can't access several major websites from my
> home IP.  The network is otherwise clean, it's a relatively new IP since I
> moved recently, and the RBLs come up negative.
> The only thing I can think might have triggered it is the tor relay.
> Googling around I have seen things like this- firewall rules that block all
> tor nodes.
> https://forum.netfort.com/netfort/topics/ids_ruleset_tue_aug_12_11_59_00_ist_2014
> The sites that seem to be doing this are all hosting with these guys
> http://www.internetbrands.com/
> http://www.corvetteforum.com/
> http://www.rennlist.com/
> http://www.bensbargains.net/
> [... many more]
> I then noticed this guy https://www.dan.me.uk/dnsbl  - when I hit this page
> from my relay-only IP, I get
> "I'm sorry, but I really don't see why anyone would need to use a TOR node
> or Anonymous Proxy server to look at my site.
> So i'm afraid you can't look. Stop running TOR / using an anonymous proxy
> and you can view my site."
> Even though I'm not accessing the site over tor, and even though the node at
> my IP is a non-exit and there is no
> possibility that my IP would ever access their properties over TOR.
> Anyway, this surprised me.  In retrospect I suppose if people have access to
> the list of nodes (exit or not) they'll use
> it to set up firewall rules whether they understand what they are doing or
> not.
> If this is the way things are moving, I suppose I'll have to shut down or
> VPN up my home node.
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