Author Topic: This Website and Tor  (Read 1013 times)

Offline rsmereka

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This Website and Tor
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:53:15 PM »
There is an ongoing issue with using Tor to browse this website,

The message is:
Sorry Guest, you are banned from using this forum!
This ban is not set to expire

This does not happen all the time. It depends on which exit node has been chosen by Tor.

IMHO, this ban is based on the IP address of the current Tor exit node (not user chosen). It has nothing to do with your personal (or corporate) internet-facing IP address.

Banning the IP address of Tor exit nodes is a bad idea since it punishes every user who happens to use Tor and Tor has chosen that particular exit node.

This issue used to be a real problem when using Tor. Fortunately, most sites (except the chronic abusing companies) have found more realistic ways of stopping abuse without globally banning everyone who happens to be using a particular Tor exit node.

I realize that I am opening myself up to a deluge of individuals who say don't use Tor. Any privacy advocate will tell you that this is unacceptable. Tor is an important part of internet privacy and security.


Offline Nuadagas

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Re: This Website and Tor
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 12:09:51 PM »
Looks like people do not care about your issue, maybe they are not visiting that site with Tor like me for example and I am too lazy to install it just to verify. But I am bumping this thread for others to gain more exposure to your problem and have it solved.


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