Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#15002 closed enhancement (implemented)

Replace search for target addresses and ports by more general exit-or-not result

Reported by: karsten Owned by:
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When there's a positive result to the question "Was there a Tor relay running on this IP address?", we should not offer a subsequent form to answer the question "Was this relay configured to permit exiting to a given target?". This second search increases complexity of searches a bit, and it's unlikely that people would interpret results correctly.

Instead, we can make a more general statement about a relay permitting exiting or not. For example, the result could say "This Tor relay did not access the open Internet at that time." or "This Tor relay did permit transit of Tor traffic to the open Internet at that time." with another link for further details explaining web traffic vs. other ports etc.

People who really care about a relay's exit policy summary or even the detailed exit policy can look at the linked consensuses or server descriptors. But it's unlikely that the average user cares.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by karsten

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed

This is now implemented and deployed. Closing.

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