What's the problem here? The Wikipedia guy sees lots of garbage coming out of IP address set {X} so he blocks said address set. Somewhat regrettable but no suprise, is it?

On the other hand, doesn't it seem a little -odd- that the Tor network is already being "used" in this way? Granted, even I the great Tyler Durden was able to get a Tor client up-and-running, but I find it suspicious that this early wave of Tor users also happen to have a high % of vandals...something stinks.

A very subtle attack, perhaps? If I were so-and-so, I consider it a real coup to stop the kinds of legitimate Wikipedia entries that might be made from Tor users. And if this is the case, you can bet that there are other "obvious" targets that have been hammered through Tor.

In other words, someone said, "Two can play at this game."


From: "Roy M. Silvernail" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Wikipedia & Tor]
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:02:09 -0400

Quoting Eugen Leitl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:

> ----- Forwarded message from Arrakis Tor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> -----

> This is a conversation with Jimmy Wales regarding how we can get
> Wikipedia to let Tor get through.

> I completely fail to comprehend why Tor server operators consistently
> refuse to take responsibility for their crazed users.

On one hand, this shows a deep misunderstanding of Tor and its purposes. On the other, I remain disappointed in the number of vandals that take advantage of
Tor and other anonymizing services. On the gripping hand, perhaps the Wiki
philosophy is flawed.
Roy M. Silvernail is [EMAIL PROTECTED], and you're not
"It's just this little chromium switch, here." - TFT

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