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Re: [tor-talk] My reason to stop using Tor
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On 9/11/2013 3:30 PM, Antonio J. Delgado wrote:
> I just receive a letter from my ISP abuse department. Someone tried to
do some SQL injection attack using my tor node and my IP address is now
banned from a lot of services and websites (not Google or Facebook, more
important sites for me like the EU site and universities). Yes, it's not
fare, I can cry to my ISP saying that the agreement is not fare. But I
will lose. And of course there is no other option for me, than
> I wanted to post this message somewhere, where persons that use tor to
hack into other system can read it, hope this is a good place. You're
killing tor, dude!
"1. Inform your potential ISP(s)
In general, running an exit node from your home Internet connection is
not recommended, unless you are prepared for increased attention to your
home. In the USA, there have been no equipment seizures due to Tor
exits, but there have been phone calls and visits. In other countries,
people have had all their home computing equipment seized for running an
exit from their home internet connection. So you will need to find a
good colo and save your home connection for bridge or middle node use.
Plus, bandwidth will be much cheaper in a colo center anyway."
It's not recommended to run an exit node from your home, if that's what
you've done. You could still run a relay node (no exit), without
encountering such issues. I (and I'm sure many others) hope you will
choose to run a relay node rather than giving up on the project completely.
More info regarding how to handle any potential legal issues:
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