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Policy on Tor relays

Flint
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Registered: 28-01-2011

Policy on Tor relays

Does Plusnet have a policy on their users running a Tor relay or exit node?
(Assuming that Tor is configured with sensible bandwidth throttles in place)
http://www.torproject.org/
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Registered: 08-06-2007

Re: Policy on Tor relays

I would have assumed that running a Tor exit node on your system would be fine - although any traffic will be attributed to you (and counted twice - once for incoming, and once for outgoing)
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acarneiro
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Registered: 20-03-2012

Re: Policy on Tor relays

Any possibility of one of the PN guys to comment on this one? I would consider having a 10MBit Tor exit node on my connection when (and if!) I actually get my FTTC connection... But I really don't want to overburden PlusNet nor be sent to prison for traffic attributed to me that might be less..... palatable.
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Re: Policy on Tor relays

You will be responsible for all the traffic - I don't think this is in any way a wise move!
If you are contacted by the authorities you would not be able to use the defence that it was someone else unless you could say who it was - you'd have no way of knowing that.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Policy on Tor relays

You should also take a look at the Plusnet terms and conditions: http://www.plus.net/info2/legal/index.html
E.g.
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15. You may only use the service for your own personal use and enjoyment. You must always follow our acceptable use policies in the way that you use your chosen services which can be found on http://www.plus.net/info2/legal/aup.html.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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acarneiro
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Re: Policy on Tor relays

Hmmm.... Well, I guess if I had the time, money and inclination I could contest any legal proceedings. I am led to believe it has been done successfully in the past.
As I have none of those, though, I might just relay rather than exit instead.
As for the enjoyment, that's a bit of a tricky one, isn't it? I enjoy running a Tor relay Wink
Thanks for the replies, guys Smiley