On his blog, Tim Janik reports
on his efforts to run a Tor
exit node. Unfortunately, he was shut down quickly—because of the terms of service of his server provider.
"It turned out the notice had a twist to it. It was actually my virtual server provider who sent that notice on behalf of a complaining party and argued that I was in violation of their general terms and conditions for purchasing hosting services. Checking those, the conditions read:
"Use of the server to provide anonymity services is excluded."
Regardless of the TMG [German telecommunications law], I was in violation of the hosting provider’s terms and conditions which allowed premature termination of the hosting contract. At that point I had no choice but stopping the Tor services on this hosting instance.
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