Opened 9 months ago

Closed 9 months ago

#21241 closed enhancement (fixed)

Should we stop setting AuthDirBadExitCC?

Reported by: arma Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Core Tor/DirAuth Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: micah, sebastian, weasel, ln5, mrphs Actual Points:
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Sebastian points out that the original reasoning for #4923, which is that Vidalia users in Iran and Syria were clicking "make me a relay" without really understanding the implications, are long past.

I looked over #4923 for hints about our previous mental state, and I found two points worth reading and thinking about:

"if we learned that a given relay was logging all traffic that its users generate, and putting those logs up on its website, would we badexit that relay?"
"badexit is a blunt instrument and this makes us look like tools of the US government's bullshit and ill thought out internet policy talking points."

In summary, I am now thinking that I've run out of good reasons to argue for keeping the AuthDirBadExitCC sy,ir line in my torrc file.

What do other badexit-voting dir auth operators think?

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by Sebastian

I don't use that line atm and would prefer to keep it that way.

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by mrphs

Cc: mrphs added

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by ln5

The only somewhat valid argument went along the lines of "people in ir and sy get scared when they see their nation flags in vidalia and won't use tor". Swap vidalia for atlas and that argument is still somewhat valid but less so.

I've never liked the banning of two particular two-letter combinations in a geoip database and am removing "AuthDirBadExitCC sy,ir" from maatuska right away.

Thanks Sebastian for bringing it up.

comment:4 Changed 9 months ago by Sebastian

I think this ticket will stay open the next two years if we don't just make a decision here. Roger, you're still voting for badexit. Would you be willing to change that? I'd then commit a patch to dirauth git and mail operators with an explanation.

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by arma

Changed! My AuthDirBadExitCC is now empty.

comment:6 Changed 9 months ago by Sebastian

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Updated config; contacted dirauths.

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