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Re: Exclude nodes from certain countries

     On  Sat, 15 Sep 2007 17:47:11 -0400 misc <misc@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:29:16 -0700, Wesley Kenzie wrote:
>> www.pickaproxy.com
>So your server can see all the traffic in cleartext before it enters Tor
>network AND where the traffic is coming from. In other words users do not
>have any protection from your server.
>If you have not been approached by N$A/C1A/echel0n/etc yet, it will happen
>sooner than you think.

     Why would they waste their time?  They will have already gotten copies
of what they want as it traveled in the clear between its origin and the web
server.  Remember the news articles a while back about all those snoop boxes
in the locked rooms at AT&T?
>Do you realize that fairly soon you will have a choice of various
>unpleasant consequences versus obediently logging everything that goes
>through your server and submitting the logs to proper channels?

     As noted above, if they want it, they will have already gotten it.  The
only reason to bother the web site operator(s) is for the general purpose of
>That is, if you don't work there already >:(  Do you, Wesley? This smells
>to me like a honeypot...
     It's probably worth a few bucks to them to establish a sucker trap web
site, so maybe that's what he's doing.  The irony, of course, is that the
enemies of freedom, in particular, the domestic enemies referred to in our
Constitution, are funded at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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