Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#31993 assigned defect

Remove /doc/GoodBadISPs

Reported by: computer_freak Owned by: ggus
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Relays Version:
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This list of ISPs is misleading and in worst case prevents other users from setting up a relay because they might read an old statement which is maybe even influenced by only one specific case.

For example one ISP ( - AS24961) with a consensus weight of 2,15% is listed that they do not tolerate any Tor nodes.
When i talked with them about my relay which i set up there before i found that list they answered that they know what Tor is but didnt knew that there are relays running in their network and that running a relay in their network of course is no problem for them.

I think it is pretty depending on the support person you talk to which answer you get.
Even if a provider had an internal decision about running Tor relays that decision can change daily so i think properly maintaining that list is not possible.
I think that list the way it is now is more harming the expansion and diversity of Tor than helping.

Maybe a hint for the operator to closely read the TOS of the provider would be more helpful.
If a provider dont like Tor relays in his network they usually clearly exclude them in their TOS.
If they dont exclude them in the worst case they will shut it down.

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comment:1 Changed 13 months ago by ggus

Component: - Select a componentCommunity/Relays
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comment:2 Changed 13 months ago by ggus

Owner: changed from Nusenu to ggus
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