Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#33500 assigned defect

Figure out what we want to learn about the Akamai interface for Tor exit discrimination

Reported by: gk Owned by: gk
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Outreach Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: network-health, GeorgKoppen202004
Cc: arma, ggus Actual Points:
Parent ID: #33499 Points:
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Before we try to find the right folks at Akamai to talk to, we should gather information and questions regarding their interface for dealing with Tor relays.

As arma said, we should do a bit of work on our side here, so they can see easily that we are actually interested in solving this problem.

Gaba pointed out we might be able to look at the free-trial they offer on their website. Either way, this could be a good starting point anyway.

Questions worth considering (without digging deeper):
1) Is the option to block Tor connections of by default?
2) Where does the blacklist come from? How is it powered?
3) What does the explainer for the Tor blocking option say? (And can we get Akamai to make it better?)

Ultimately, it might be smart to think about the above questions from the "how to create a template for akamai users"-angle, so that we could approach the owners of the above mentioned websites (and others) with some template figuring out how the help them and learn at least why the have the Tor option on.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 8 months ago by gk

Keywords: GeorgKoppen202003 added
Owner: changed from ggus to gk
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 7 months ago by gk

Keywords: GeorgKoppen202004 added; GeorgKoppen202003 removed

Moving my tickets to April where needed.

comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by arma

I believe the answer to question 1 is "yes, it is off by default" and the answer to question 2 is "akamai makes the list themselves, using some of the tools we published long ago". question 3 is a great open question that somebody should investigate.

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