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Re: Ports 465/587 in exit policy (was Re: Update to default exit policy)
Roger Dingledine(arma@xxxxxxx)@Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 12:36:47AM -0400:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 04:32:29PM +0100, Dawney Smith wrote:
> > Dawney Smith wrote:
> > >> I know this has been discussed before, but I thought I'd bring it up
> > >> again. The following rules are in the default exit policy and I can't
> > >> see any reason why they would be:
> > >>
> > >> reject *:465
> > >> reject *:587
> > So is there going to be a change to the default Exit Policy?
> > Dawn
> Hi Dawn,
> (snipped for brevity)
> It sounds like nobody has any objections to opening these ports back up.
> And it sounds like it could help those folks using gmail, etc.
As a point of reference, I run a decent size tor node and have allowed
this traffic for at least a year. In that time I've received one
complaint about that traffic. I spent a few hours explaining the problems
to them (if you have your mail server listening on port 587, just like
your port 25 listener but without any spam filters, it's going to suck!),
and that was it.
I get more complaints about port 80 and 443 traffic, as a reference.
If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen,
or 1024 chickens?
-- Seymore Cray, about clusters