Ubuntu Core Channels Blocking Shell Accounts. Discussion.

Benjamin Rubin bnrubin at ubuntu.com
Mon Aug 16 16:29:30 UTC 2010

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 9:05 AM, Aaron Toponce <aaron.toponce at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 09:47:39AM +0100, Matt Darcy wrote:
> > We currently block tor
> I'm just a lowly IRC user, and not an op on any of the core channels,
> but I've always hated that Tor is blocked. I understand the reason for
> blocking it, and I'm sure you understand why people use it, aside from
> spam. I don't use it for IRC any longer, as Freenode announced SSL
> connectivity, which is good enough for me.

Actually, we don't block Tor anymore. Connecting to freenode via Tor
requires that you identify to a freenode account using SASL. That has been a
good enough protection against people who have abused the anonymity that Tor
provided in the past.

The only things that we have a blanket ban on are web gateways, and those
are handled by the bots via a redirection channel to weed out people who may
be trying to evade bans.

Benjamin 'Pici' Rubin
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