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[liberationtech] Noisebridge Tor node tech details/contact?

Andrew Lewis andrew at pdqvpn.com
Tue Feb 28 03:05:21 PST 2012


I'd also follow up with torservers.net and Moritz, he has been running exit nodes on a donation model for a long while and has more recent up to date experience with hosting companies world wide as well as a wiki with some guides to tweaking the speed of your higher capacity exit nodes. Also a better mailing list for this discussion might be tor-talk as there are a ton of tor exit node operators that respond. Fwiw when I ran an exit node my biggest issues were spam, although I had a few LE questions, and a visit from the FBI. With the FBI, as soon as I said tor they understood what was going on. 

Andrew



On Feb 28, 2012, at 1:01 AM, Danny O'Brien <DObrien at cpj.org> wrote:

> 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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