[kwlug-disc] netalyzr/ispgeeks interpreting [was: Re: Reliable Broadband speed test]
richard at weait.com
Mon Mar 7 14:05:21 EST 2011
On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:39 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> Any particular experience, or truth in advertising?
> So in conclusion, I would say that TOR does exactly what it claims to
> do. The only problems is that it could be doing it faster, and they
> are working on it. :P I hope that answers your questions?
> (Disclaimer: this is all hearsay, I've never actually used TOR myself.)
I have. I ran a tor end point for a little while.
It was fairly popular. I configured it for some reasonable
bandwidth-rate and let it go. The bandwidth I provided was consumed
within a few hours and never dropped. If you build a TOR node; They
will come. A few days later is was unable to use IRC as the network
had a "no connections from TOR nodes policy." They do that to avoid
bad people who hide behind TOR. My traffic, while not passing through
TOR was coming from a TOR endpoint, and so could well have been coming
from TOR. Other services started to refuse my connections as well and
that was the end of my experiment with operating a TOR endpoint.
Endpoints are critical to TOR. If you can run a TOR endpoint, and you
support the goals of TOR, you should run an endpoint.
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