dc414.org now hosting a tor exit node!!

dc414 is now hosting a tor exit node on our main server!! That’s two nodes running full time under the dc414 banner!

Here is the info on the tor server on dc414 – http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=0df6b76f92abbad09dfef4f2e3748c9ad75fe12c

Here is the info on the tor server I run from my house – http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=D6859BFF04AD1267DFC7B5646ED2A304B824FC21

I hope others follow our lead and set up exit nodes where ever they can! Got one running now? Comment to this post or send it in to us and we will drink a beer in your honor, for a job well done!

For the cause!

As some of you might know I run a Tor exit relay from my home connection. I got this in the mail the other day:

Hello and welcome to Tor!

We’ve noticed that your Tor node dc414 has been running long enough to be flagged as “stable”. First, we would like to thank you for your contribution to the Tor network! As Tor grows, we require ever more nodes to improve browsing speed and reliability for our users. Your node is helping to serve the millions of Tor clients out there.

As a node operator, you may be interested in the Tor Weather service, which sends important email notifications when a node is down or your version is out of date. We here at Tor consider this service to be vitally important and greatly useful to all node operators. If you’re interested in Tor Weather, please visit the following link to register:


You might also be interested in the tor-announce mailing list, which is a low volume list for announcements of new releases and critical security updates. To join, visit the following address:


Additionally, since you are running as an exit node, you might be interested in Tor’s Legal FAQ for Relay Operators (https://www.torproject.org/eff/tor-legal-faq.html.en) and Mike Perry’s blog post on running an exit node (https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tips-running-exit-node-minimal-harassment).

Thank you again for your contribution to the Tor network! We won’t send you any further emails unless you subscribe.

Disclaimer: If you have no idea why you’re receiving this email, we sincerely apologize! You shouldn’t hear from us again.

Yay my node is now stable!! Now we just need to get one running on the dc414 server 🙂

Stop mandatory data retention

Got this email from our friends at EFF:

Dear friends,

The U.S. House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 1981, a bill that would order all of our online service providers to keep new logs about our online activities, logs to help the government identify the web sites we visit and the content we post online. This sweeping new “mandatory data retention” proposal treats every Internet user like a potential criminal and represents a clear and present danger to the online free speech and privacy rights of millions of innocent Americans.

Please, contact your Representative today and ask them to oppose this dangerous bill:

Thank you for all that you do to help us safeguard online rights,

Rainey R., Richard E., Eva G. and the rest of the team

Help dc414 and the EFF stop mandatory data retention, contact your Representative and spread the word!