Matthew Finkel: > On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 03:01:31PM -0500, Roger Dingledine wrote: >> On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 07:42:11PM +0000, Matthew Finkel wrote: >>> Are you running this relay at your home? If yes, then that is not >>> recommended, but >> >> For the record, it's running *exit* relays at home that is not >> recommended. Running non-exit relays at home is typically fine -- the >> most likely problems are that some overzealous blacklist will put your >> IP address on their list, making some websites not work so well for you >> if you also use that IP address for your own traffic. Some of these >> overzealous blacklists are just being stupid, because they don't >> understand about exit policies: >> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#ExitPolicies >> but others of them are intentionally trying to harm people who are >> trying to support Tor: >> http://paulgraham.com/spamhausblacklist.html > > Just for the record, this is exactly why I don't recommend it from my > exerience. I lost access to my bank's website (plus some other sites) > for a while because I did this. It's must less risky running a non-exit > than running an exit, but there may be unintended side effects that make > the experience less fun overall for the operator.
+1 on that. With the direction things are moving (. . .), I tend to think avoiding the possibility of residential IPs being blacklisted is a smart move. Run a bridge at home, and install a pluggable transport. I was first aware of non-exit Tor IPs being blacklisted by a bank several years ago in Latin America... in a country which, at that point, had few relays. It's good node operator practices IMHO. Being blacklisted on a residential connection is a bad gateway into the relay operator club. g -- 34A6 0A1F F8EF B465 866F F0C5 5D92 1FD1 ECF6 1682 _______________________________________________ tor-relays mailing list email@example.com https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-relays