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Old 03-25-2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Exclamation TOR gateway - law responsibility - RELAY


Hi Gurus,

let say that I`m sharing my DSL for ToR Project. Few days ago I have read an article that Police closed some Tor Gateways because of suspected hacking attacks. Could You please explain me, what will happend if I will enable Relay option in Tor ? Is that means that somebody to hide his a... will use my IP ?

Please take a look on that schema/picture.

https://www.torproject.org/images/htw2.png

If I good understand, when I`m sharing my DSL, my IP could be use to share traffic, but also could be use to create last step of this connection. I mean, my IP could be used to send HTTP request to the target server (BOB).Let say that this machine is monitoring by Police. Police officer could check logs and ask me about this connection ? Right ?
 
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Hi Gurus,
let say that I`m sharing my DSL for ToR Project. Few days ago I have read an article that Police closed some Tor Gateways because of suspected hacking attacks. Could You please explain me, what will happend if I will enable Relay option in Tor ? Is that means that somebody to hide his a... will use my IP ?

Please take a look on that schema/picture.

https://www.torproject.org/images/htw2.png

If I good understand, when I`m sharing my DSL, my IP could be use to share traffic, but also could be use to create last step of this connection. I mean, my IP could be used to send HTTP request to the target server (BOB).Let say that this machine is monitoring by Police. Police officer could check logs and ask me about this connection ? Right ?
Honestly, the best people to ask about legal advice would be a lawyer in your country/city. It's such a gray-area these days, and has been interpreted differently in different locales, even here in the US.
 
Old 03-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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let say that I`m sharing my DSL for ToR Project.
Thanks in advance: the more relays and bandwith the better.


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Could You please explain me, what will happend if I will enable Relay option in Tor?
Please read Configuring a Tor relay and the TOR Abuse FAQ.


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If I good understand, when I`m sharing my DSL, my IP could be use to share traffic, but also could be use to create last step of this connection. I mean, my IP could be used to send HTTP request to the target server (BOB).
Sure but you can be a non-exit relay. By setting an exit policy you can deny users reaching any services through your relay. While you're at it also see How to Run a Secure Tor Server.


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Let say that this machine is monitoring by Police. Police officer could check logs and ask me about this connection ? Right ?
Let's say it is and you still have time to read the Legal FAQ for Tor Relay Operators...
 
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for Your answer. Its realy helpful. I have to read FM

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