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Re: Attempting to connect to nodes in bogon space

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 09:01:55PM +0200, Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> Arjan wrote:
> > My tor middle node ( tries to connect to some bogon IP
> > addresses and I was wondering why it does that.

These are probably reachability testing for Tor relays that configured
themselves with weird IP addresses.

For the most part they will realize that they're not reachable, and not
even try to publish their descriptors to the directory.

For those that do publish, the directory authorities will find them
unreachable, and not give them the Running flag. So clients will ignore

> To meet general internet sanity, why not include bogons as blacklisted
> into the default Tor-policy?