[tor] Re: Updates

  • From: Christian Pfaab <pfaab@xxxxxxx>
  • To: torservers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:01:50 +0100

Hi there,

On 01/30/2011 05:15 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> If you have donated to Torservers previously, you are obliged to suggest
>> more names. :-)
> It would wonderful to name a node after Bill... perhaps simply
> "billzeller" or "RIPBillZeller".
> Anyway, I can think of more creative names that aren't as selfish. ::)

I am kinda reluctant to use names of real persons for tor exits. For one
thing it is important to remember them, like Andreas Pfitzmann and
Weizenbaum, on the other hand I would not like to see press like
"Over the node "Andreas Pfitzmann" who was a German Cryptologist ran a
lot of CP which is being investigated"

Maybe I am too cautious about that.
Nevertheless I would love a scheme, and would love something people can
identify with.
As a suggestions I would throw in characters from Novels, paulproteus (A
players piano, Kurt Vonnegut), Guy Montag (Fahrenheit 451, Ray
Bradbury), etc pp.

In any case I would like to have a short description on the site of the
node, what is up with the name. (In case of Zeller, Pfitz, or
paulproteus). It gives outstanders a small picture which they maybe can
understand. At least I hope they do :)

We need to create a face for torexits and move it away from the legal
uncertainties, that most people do not get in seemingly free countries.


PS: there are several cases of Tunesian Bloggers, that got arrested and
now have higher Positions. They might be a good point for names (with
their consent) as well. As they very well understand the situation and
everyone can see why it is important to have such tools in such situations.

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