TOR Node

This is a Tor Router

Most likely you are accessing this website because you had some issue with
the traffic coming from or going to this ip (or an ip redirecting to this one). This router is part of the Tor Anonymity Network, which is
dedicated to providing
privacy
to people who need it most: average computer users.


How Tor works

Tor sees use by many
important segments of the population
, including whistle blowers,
journalists, Chinese dissidents skirting the Great Firewall and oppressive
censorship, abuse victims, stalker targets, the US military, and law
enforcement, just to name a few. While Tor is not designed for malicious
computer users, it is true that they can use the network for malicious ends.
In reality however, the actual amount of abuse is quite low. This
is largely because criminals and hackers have significantly better access to
privacy and anonymity than do the regular users whom they prey upon. Criminals
can and do build,
sell, and trade
far larger and more
powerful networks
than Tor on a daily basis. Thus, in the mind of this
operator, the social need for easily accessible censorship-resistant private,
anonymous communication trumps the risk of unskilled bad actors, who are
almost always more easily uncovered by traditional police work than by
extensive monitoring and surveillance anyway.

In terms of applicable law, the best way to understand Tor is to consider it a
network of routers operating as common carriers, much like the Internet
backbone. However, unlike the Internet backbone routers, Tor routers
explicitly do not contain identifiable routing information about the source of
a packet, and no single Tor node can determine both the origin and destination
of a given transmission.

As such, there is little the operator of this router can do to help you track
the connection further. This router maintains no logs of any of the Tor
traffic, so there is little that can be done to trace either legitimate or
illegitimate traffic (or to filter one from the other). Attempts to
seize this router will accomplish nothing.

Furthermore, this machine also serves as a carrier of email, which means that
its contents are further protected under the ECPA. 18
USC 2707
explicitly allows for civil remedies ($1000/account
plus legal fees)
in the event of a seizure executed without good faith or probable cause (it
should be clear at this point that traffic with an originating IP address of
kd8hln.com should not constitute probable cause to seize the
machine). Similar considerations exist for 1st amendment content on this
machine.

If you are a representative of a company who feels that this router is being
used to violate the DMCA, please be aware that this machine does not host or
contain any illegal content. Also be aware that network infrastructure
maintainers are not liable for the type of content that passes over their
equipment, in accordance with DMCA
“safe harbor” provisions
. In other words, you will have just as much luck
sending a takedown notice to the Internet backbone providers. Please consult
EFF’s prepared
response
for more information on this matter.

For more information, please consult the following documentation:

  1. Tor Overview
  2. Tor Abuse FAQ
  3. Tor Legal FAQ

You also have the option of blocking this IP address and others on
the Tor network if you so desire. The Tor project provides a web service
to fetch a list of all IP addresses of Tor exit nodes that allow exiting to a
specified IP:port combination, and an official DNSRBL is also available to
determine if a given IP address is actually a Tor exit server. Please
be considerate
when using these options. It would be unfortunate to deny all Tor users access
to your site indefinitely simply because of a few bad apples.

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