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    77== US ==
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    9  * [[http://www.cyberonic.com|Cyberonic]] is now on the COVAD backbone, so you should be able to get service from them anywhere you could get other COVAD-based service.  They offer 6.0m/768kbps at $59/month, w/ a static IP.  Can't recall ever having downtime due to them and their TOS only restrict Email relay servers (and that's probably only enforced if you have complaints).  All other servers ok.  If you sign up, tell 'em brianwc sent you and I think I get a free month. -- [[BrianC|brianwc]]
     9 * [http://www.cyberonic.com Cyberonic] is now on the COVAD backbone, so you should be able to get service from them anywhere you could get other COVAD-based service.  They offer 6.0m/768kbps at $59/month, w/ a static IP.  Can't recall ever having downtime due to them and their TOS only restrict Email relay servers (and that's probably only enforced if you have complaints).  All other servers ok.  If you sign up, tell 'em brianwc sent you and I think I get a free month. -- BrianC
    1010 * RoadRunner (TimeWarner) (USA): Very reliable service. Been running web server on 80 for several years. IP changes when cable modem reset (almost never for me). No ports blocked (that I know of). No BW limits, only speed caps. I've got 5Mbps down/384kbps up. Definitely recommend. Running Tor since Jan 06. -- MichaelAnsel
    11  * [[http://www.speakeasy.net/|Speakeasy]] allows users to run arbitrary servers without port or traffic volume restrictions.  Static IP addresses are offered without question or complaint.
    12  * [[http://www.slicehost.com/|Slicehost/Rackspace]] (a hosting provider, not an ISP) allows running Tor on their servers, but if anybody downloads copyrighted material illegally through Tor, that's a ToS violation. I had an issue with a DMCA (copyright violation) notice triggered by Tor activity exiting through my server, and I had to agree to block the port on which the material was downloaded for them to let me continue running the exit relay. Setting an ExitPolicy that only allows certain ports is probably smart if you don't want to get into trouble. Otherwise, the service is great; each server gets guaranteed 10 Mbps, and the network has never been down in the 6 months I've been a customer. Plans start at US $20/month, reasonably cheap as these things go. Update: 3 March 2010: Approach with caution. I'd love to move my exit node to Slicehost, but after trading several e-mails with a Greg in technical support, I could not get a straight answer about whether Tor complies with the company's AUP. Greg's response when pushed: "Again, we do not recommend this service to be run on our platform. If you have any other questions, please let us know." [EricB]
     11 * [http://www.speakeasy.net/ Speakeasy] allows users to run arbitrary servers without port or traffic volume restrictions.  Static IP addresses are offered without question or complaint.
     12 * [http://www.slicehost.com/ Slicehost/Rackspace] (a hosting provider, not an ISP) allows running Tor on their servers, but if anybody downloads copyrighted material illegally through Tor, that's a ToS violation. I had an issue with a DMCA (copyright violation) notice triggered by Tor activity exiting through my server, and I had to agree to block the port on which the material was downloaded for them to let me continue running the exit relay. Setting an ExitPolicy that only allows certain ports is probably smart if you don't want to get into trouble. Otherwise, the service is great; each server gets guaranteed 10 Mbps, and the network has never been down in the 6 months I've been a customer. Plans start at US $20/month, reasonably cheap as these things go. Update: 3 March 2010: Approach with caution. I'd love to move my exit node to Slicehost, but after trading several e-mails with a Greg in technical support, I could not get a straight answer about whether Tor complies with the company's AUP. Greg's response when pushed: "Again, we do not recommend this service to be run on our platform. If you have any other questions, please let us know." -- EricB
    1313
    1414== Germany ==
    1515 * Although its located in the netherlands, Germans could try Leaseweb. The're hosting more than one *big* Tor-server and are quite tolerant. (anonym, 4/2010) 
    1616 * EUServ seems to be a good ISP for Tor. They have a bad support, but if you  know how to maintain your server, this ISP is a good choice. --JensKubieziel (http://identi.ca/notice/15888906)
    17  * [[http://www.hetzner.de|Hetzner]] are a German hosting provider with a number of Tor servers running on Dedicated Hosts. So far they appear to be tolerant of Tor services although no abuse has been reported to test this. --[[Steve_Crook]]
     17 * [http://www.hetzner.de Hetzner] are a German hosting provider with a number of Tor servers running on Dedicated Hosts. So far they appear to be tolerant of Tor services although no abuse has been reported to test this. -- Steve_Crook
    1818 * IPX-Server.de (DE) has generous traffic limits (there are contracts including 1TB/Mo) and behaves as I'd expect it from good partners. Some BSA-notice regarding Torrents arrived, they informed me and told me to stop this "illegal activities" and said, after reading and (at least it seems so) understanding my reply explaining tor with "ok, we won't interfere, your problem".
    1919 * http://www.keyweb.de/ offers cheap and reliable Virtuals Servers with 2GB HDD-space and liberal policies. The cheapest VPS is around 8 Euros.
    20  * [[https://www.server4you.de/|Server4You]] (Germany, part of [[http://www.intergenia.de/|Intergenia AG]]) hasn't complained about a tor server (running on a non-virtual server) pushing 300GB/month for more than two years. They only block incoming port 6667. They are hosting more than a dozen tor servers.  -- SvenNeuhaus (2008/01)
     20 * [https://www.server4you.de/ Server4You] (Germany, part of [http://www.intergenia.de/ Intergenia AG]) hasn't complained about a tor server (running on a non-virtual server) pushing 300GB/month for more than two years. They only block incoming port 6667. They are hosting more than a dozen tor servers.  -- SvenNeuhaus (2008/01)
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    2222 Server4You limits on virtual servers are ridiculous, actually. numtcpsock 288, tcpsndbuf/tcprcvbuf 3598712, lots of failcnt. Cant use them with tor. [2010/02]
     
    2727
    2828== Netherlands ==
    29  * John Brooks [[http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Feb-2010/msg00041.html|runs a 2TB node]] at [[http://leaseweb.nl/|LeaseWeb]]. He would recommend them for running a relay. --JensKubieziel
    30  * [[http://www.ecatel.nl|Ecatel]] explicitly allows Tor exit nodes and forwards abuse/DCMA. You need to email them for a custom offer. They also accept UKash/CashU.
     29 * John Brooks [http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Feb-2010/msg00041.html runs a 2TB node] at [http://leaseweb.nl/ LeaseWeb]. He would recommend them for running a relay. -- JensKubieziel
     30 * [http://www.ecatel.nl Ecatel] explicitly allows Tor exit nodes and forwards abuse/DCMA. You need to email them for a custom offer. They also accept UKash/CashU.
    3131
    3232== Norway ==
     
    3737
    3838== Canada ==
    39   * [[http://www.teksavvy.ca|TekSavvy]] has a server-friendly Internet Use Policy (e.g., running a Tor relay) and has taken a stand in favour of net neutrality. (2008-12)
     39  * [http://www.teksavvy.ca TekSavvy] has a server-friendly Internet Use Policy (e.g., running a Tor relay) and has taken a stand in favour of net neutrality. (2008-12)
    4040
    4141= Bad experience =
     
    4343== US ==
    4444 * Charter: "Bandwidth Sharing", or indeed any type of "Server" is forbidden on Charter. They appear to be imposing an artificial bandwidth limit is well. -- ManaUser
    45  * [[http://www.ezzi.net/home/|Ezzi.net]]. Running Tor was fine until Undernet mailed Ezzi.net a complaint which falsely claimed Tor was somehow a "botnet". This made a [[http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=507073&page=4|very rude person at Ezzi]] send a mail which falsely claimed the Tor servers were hacked and "It appears whoever caused this hacked the servers by brute forcing SSH logins and uploading a fake httpd binary and launching it.". This person kept on insisting the servers were hacked after being politely informed that Undernet had confused Tor traffic with a "botnet" and that the servers where not compromised in any way, so it's kind of hard to tell if the person was troublesome because the person did not understand what Tor is or if this person at Ezzi generally just imagines things and think they are part of reality. But it is clear that most ezzi customers [[http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=507073&page=4|become ex-customers after meeting this known-to-be-rude tech]].
    46  * [[http://www.layeredtech.com|LayeredTech]] are a server hosting company located in Texas.  I ran a server for six months without any issues, but then someone used the Tor server to exploit a PHP vulnerability.  Explaining the goals of Tor to LayeredTech resulted in it being made clear that I was responsible for any and all abuse through my IP address. Shortly after this they ordered me to shutdown Tor. --[[Steve_Crook]]
    47  * [[http://www.sonic.net|SONIC.NET]] of Santa Rosa, CA have terms of service that would apparently be Tor-friendly; but this thread http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15272743 includes comments by SONIC.NET's CEO that don't sound particularly friendly or open to the idea of running an exit node.
    48  * [[http://linode.com|Linode]] will terminate your service if you run an exit node.  Non-exit relays are allowed.
    49  * [[http://www.tektonic.net|Tektonic]] will suspend your VPS with no prior notice if you run "any proxy".  They used to tolerate TOR if you didn't run an exit node but they are now apparently auditing the VPSs for processes named tor.  They did however restore the VPS very promptly after I promised to uninstall tor and privoxy.
    50  * Comcast's [[http://www.comcast.net/terms/use/|Acceptable Use Policy]] for '''residential''' customers says no servers or proxies under "Technical Restrictions" (2009-08-10 tip from Scott Bennett).
     45 * [http://www.ezzi.net/home/ Ezzi.net]. Running Tor was fine until Undernet mailed Ezzi.net a complaint which falsely claimed Tor was somehow a "botnet". This made a [http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=507073&page=4 very rude person at Ezzi] send a mail which falsely claimed the Tor servers were hacked and "It appears whoever caused this hacked the servers by brute forcing SSH logins and uploading a fake httpd binary and launching it.". This person kept on insisting the servers were hacked after being politely informed that Undernet had confused Tor traffic with a "botnet" and that the servers where not compromised in any way, so it's kind of hard to tell if the person was troublesome because the person did not understand what Tor is or if this person at Ezzi generally just imagines things and think they are part of reality. But it is clear that most ezzi customers [http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=507073&page=4 become ex-customers after meeting this known-to-be-rude tech].
     46 * [http://www.layeredtech.com LayeredTech] are a server hosting company located in Texas.  I ran a server for six months without any issues, but then someone used the Tor server to exploit a PHP vulnerability.  Explaining the goals of Tor to LayeredTech resulted in it being made clear that I was responsible for any and all abuse through my IP address. Shortly after this they ordered me to shutdown Tor. -- Steve_Crook
     47 * [http://www.sonic.net SONIC.NET] of Santa Rosa, CA have terms of service that would apparently be Tor-friendly; but this thread http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15272743 includes comments by SONIC.NET's CEO that don't sound particularly friendly or open to the idea of running an exit node.
     48 * [http://linode.com Linode] will terminate your service if you run an exit node.  Non-exit relays are allowed.
     49 * [http://www.tektonic.net Tektonic] will suspend your VPS with no prior notice if you run "any proxy".  They used to tolerate TOR if you didn't run an exit node but they are now apparently auditing the VPSs for processes named tor.  They did however restore the VPS very promptly after I promised to uninstall tor and privoxy.
     50 * Comcast's [http://www.comcast.net/terms/use/ Acceptable Use Policy] for '''residential''' customers says no servers or proxies under "Technical Restrictions" (2009-08-10 tip from Scott Bennett).
    5151
    5252=== Phobos' research ===
    5353||ISP Name ||Allowed IRC? ||Allowed Proxies? ||Allowed Tor? ||
    54 ||[[http://www.cihost.com|CI Host]] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
    55 ||[[http://www.iweb.ca|Iweb.ca]] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
    56 ||[[http://www.hostvoice.com|Host Voice]] ||N ||N ||N ||
    57 ||[[http://www.superservers.com|Super Servers]] ||N ||N ||N ||
    58 ||[[http://www.vericenter.com|Vericenter]] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
    59 ||[[http://www.dedicatednow.com|Dedicated Now]] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
    60 ||[[http://www.softlayer.com|Soft Layer]] ||Y ||Y ||Y ||
    61 ||[[http://www.tektonic.com|Tek Tonic]] ||N ||N ||N ||
    62 ||[[http://www.unixshell.com|Unixshell]] ||N ||N ||N ||
    63 ||[[http://www.verizon.net|Verizon FiOS]] ||N ||N ||N ||
     54||[http://www.cihost.com CI Host] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
     55||[http://www.iweb.ca Iweb.ca] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
     56||[http://www.hostvoice.com Host Voice] ||N ||N ||N ||
     57||[http://www.superservers.com Super Servers] ||N ||N ||N ||
     58||[http://www.vericenter.com Vericenter] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
     59||[http://www.dedicatednow.com Dedicated Now]] ||N ||Y ||Y ||
     60||[http://www.softlayer.com Soft Layer] ||Y ||Y ||Y ||
     61||[http://www.tektonic.com Tek Tonic] ||N ||N ||N ||
     62||[http://www.unixshell.com Unixshell] ||N ||N ||N ||
     63||[http://www.verizon.net Verizon FiOS] ||N ||N ||N ||
    6464Notes:
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    6969
    7070== Germany ==
    71  * The german ISP dogado ended up killing the tor server process and blocking the OR-port on my vServer. --d00b
    72  * The german ISP EuServ / ISPro -- they just broke the contract, switching our Server off. -- [[padeluun]]
    73  * [[http://www.manitu.de/|Manitu]] forbids any anonymisation techniques
     71 * The german ISP dogado ended up killing the tor server process and blocking the OR-port on my vServer. -- d00b
     72 * The german ISP EuServ / ISPro -- they just broke the contract, switching our Server off. -- padeluun
     73 * [http://www.manitu.de/ Manitu] forbids any anonymisation techniques
    7474 in their AGBs --qbi
    75  * [[http://www.ovh.de|OVH]] (German ISP) offers root server with a high
     75 * [http://www.ovh.de OVH] (German ISP) offers root server with a high
    7676 bandwith (up to 5.000 kB/s). They changed their AGB and cancel
    77  "problematic" contracts very fast.--qbi
     77 "problematic" contracts very fast. -- qbi
    7878 * The german ISP Plusserver.de shut down h07onion due to gross incompetence. Look at http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Mar-2005/msg00120.html for more details.
    79  * "I have recently checked [[http://www.manitu.de|manitu]] because they advertise with internet without censorship and data retention. Unofortunatelly they explictly forbid providing anonymazation services in ther [[http://www.manitu.de/impressum/agb.pdf|general terms and conditions]].  On inquiry they have justified this restriction with the enourmous bandwidth consumption and the impossibility to achieve fair combined costing in this case. For the same reason they forbid running mirrors of public data such as open source software. So I believe their argument is no pretense." -- Alex, Dec 01 2009 via email.
     79 * "I have recently checked [http://www.manitu.de manitu] because they advertise with internet without censorship and data retention. Unofortunatelly they explictly forbid providing anonymazation services in ther [http://www.manitu.de/impressum/agb.pdf general terms and conditions].  On inquiry they have justified this restriction with the enourmous bandwidth consumption and the impossibility to achieve fair combined costing in this case. For the same reason they forbid running mirrors of public data such as open source software. So I believe their argument is no pretense." -- Alex, Dec 01 2009 via email.
    8080 * The german provider netcup.de suspended one vserver running a tor exit
    8181 node, analyzed stuff, and charged 192€ for processing _one_ dmca-notice. - ari
    8282
    8383== France ==
    84   * The french hosting company [[http://www.dedibox.fr|dedibox]] (member of [[http://www.iliad.fr/|iliad]]) suspended without warning a bunch a machines that were running Tor after the police came down about creditcard fraud.
     84  * The french hosting company [http://www.dedibox.fr dedibox] (member of [http://www.iliad.fr/ iliad]) suspended without warning a bunch a machines that were running Tor after the police came down about creditcard fraud.
    8585
    8686== Finland ==
    8787
    88  * [[http://www2.tenue.fi/|Tenue]] now seems to disallow Tor exits on their network. See http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Apr-2010/msg00158.html
     88 * [http://www2.tenue.fi/ Tenue] now seems to disallow Tor exits on their network. See http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Apr-2010/msg00158.html
     89
    8990== Canada ==
    9091 * Rogers has a no-servers clause in the TOS for their home internet service.  If you are running an exit node and receive DMCA notices, you will have no legal recourse except to cancel service. (2008-03)