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[liberationtech] Noisebridge Tor node tech details/contact?

Danny O'Brien DObrien at cpj.org
Mon Feb 27 17:01:00 PST 2012


Okay, just to clarify: you do mean Noisetor, which a service that runs
exit relays in return for donations, rather than just running a middle
relay or bridge at your space?

The latter is something that is pretty easy to do, and well-documented
elsewhere. 

Questions about the Noisetor project are better directed at the
organizers directly. The finances and operation is pretty open
(deliberately so), and you can ask either on the main list
https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/tor or any of the
individuals posting to it.

I don't think there's anybody on libtech who is particularly heavily
involved in Noisetor. If you need an intro to any of the folks who are,
I'd be happy to help out.

In terms of impact on the space, Noisebridgers have ended up having a
couple of confusing (but fairly easily rectified) visits and
conversations with law enforcement. I think that's mainly due to unclear
WHOIS info pointing them to the space, rather than the node
administrators. There's definitely an opportunity here for a Best
Practices doc to avoid this kind of thing.

You might want to check out EFF's legal FAQ, and Tor's list of good and
bad hosting providers.

https://www.torproject.org/eff/tor-legal-faq.html
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoodBadISPs

d.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 11:42:12PM +0000, EI8FDB wrote:
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> Hi,
> 
> I'm a member of a hackerspace. [1] I would like to propose to the
> trustees the setting up of a Tor node, alá the Nosebridge Tor node.
> Seeing as there are people on the list who, ahem, know about it, I
> wonder if someone could give me some figures/details/pointers
> regarding finances needed, hosting providers that are "cool with that
> kinda stuff"? All the hosters I deal with would run a mile from this.
> 
> Also, some candid opinions as to the practicalities of running the
> node. Are there any legal issues for the space?
> 
> I'd like to propose it to the trustees but would like to have some more information to add.
> 
> thanks in advance,
> Bernard
> 
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace
> 
> =====
> Bernard / ei8fdb
> IO91XM / www.ei8fdb.org
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