Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 18 months ago

#10177 new task

get oftc using bulkexitlist again

Reported by: arma Owned by: arlolra
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Check Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: weasel, sukhbir, pastly Actual Points:
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Description

Once upon a time, irc.oftc.net grabbed a periodic list of Tor exit IPs, and added a mask @x.tor-irc.dnsbl.oftc.net for users coming from those IPs.

But I frequently see users coming from e.g. tor-exit.boingboing.net which indicates that oftc didn't recognize they're a Tor exit.

For a long time bulkexitlist was flaky, so I don't blame oftc for doing something else. Maybe now is a good time to revisit?

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Cc: weasel added

weasel, can you give us some tips on who at oftc is the right person to talk to? Thanks!

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by arlolra

I emailed support but did not get a reply. Not quite sure what to do here yet.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by arma

I briefly talked to tomaw about it, and he said he thought oftc is indeed using bulkexitlist.

So I guess the next question is to either figure out that it's not true, or figure out why they have so many false negatives in their cloaking decisions.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by arlolra

https://github.com/oftc/oftc-ircservices/blob/69dd48e4ce49f9a949e543d7ba3fd5e8a3aad2a3/etc/example.conf#L72-L75

If I'm looking the right thing there, it seems like that file is only accessed at on_config_loaded_cb. But surely they would be accounting for the natural churn of the network, no?

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by arlolra

Cc: sukhbir added
Severity: Normal

comment:6 Changed 18 months ago by pastly

Cc: pastly added
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