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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
You don't have permission to access "http://www.bestbuy.com/" on this server.
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 that widely share customer data, throttle for profit,
molesting 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? :)
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.
> The sites that seem to be doing this are all hosting with these guys
> [... 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
> 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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