On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 04:40:09PM +0200, Sören Weber wrote:
>this morning I got a call from my hosting provider Hetzner (in
>Germany) and had a nice conversation with a guy who is handling the
>abuse mails. He wondered what was running on those 12 servers (that's
>a number he told me) which receive ~1 copyright-infringement mail per
>day. He just wanted to warn me (and I want to warn you ;-) about the
>fact that he wants to tell the management about the "problems" of
>these servers (high traffic, maybe bad image for the company); he says
>it'd be possible that Hetzner will forbid the use of TOR nodes by
>their policy.

Did he mean any kind tor nodes or tor exits?

>He also asked for an in-depth explanation of TOR, which I just sent
>him. I tried to explain that his company's image could benefit from
>just acting for freedom of speech and against censorship (by not
>stopping TOR nodes). Hopefully that'll be heard.

Hope so too. Perhaps also tell him about the role of tor in the recent
uprises in the Iran.

>It's not that important yet as there are other providers out there,
>but that could start a trend, especially when put under pressure by
>the German government.



Kind regards,


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