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William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.



If he is claiming that the traffic to the forum came through the Tor
node, that IP would lead them to the hosting company of the Tor node.
Not his residence.  If they had an IP that led to his home, that would
have to mean that the traffic did not come from his Tor node at the ISP.
I suppose you could get your own block of addresses and get the ISP to
advertise them for you to host your server but I don't think you would.


If they got his address from the hosting company, I suppose that might
lead them to his house but it also would have told them that the Tor
node was not AT his house.  Why go there?  I think they have something
else.  There are lots of terabytes for them to look at.  Who wants to
bet what is there?


Steven Naslund

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Painter [mailto:tvhawaii at flex.com] On Behalf Of Michael
Painter
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 5:37 PM
To: Naslund, Steve; NANOG list
Subject: Re: William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help
if you can.

Naslund, Steve wrote:
> I might be reading this the wrong way but it looked to me like the 
> cops raided his home and the Tor server is hosted off site with an 
> ISP.  That is what is bugging me so much.  The cops raided his house, 
> not the location of the server.  If they had tracked the server by its

> IP it would have led to the hoster, not his home.  They could have 
> gotten his address as the account holder but the ISP would have known 
> that the Tor server was at their site not his home.  The IP would not 
> track to his residence.  Something is not the full story here or I am 
> misreading his interview.

How about:

Police have seen CP and have logs from "Additionally, I was accused of
sharing (and possibly producing) child pornography on a clearnet forum
via an image hosting site that was probably tapped."
Police look at IP addresses that have accessed the images for those that
are within their jurisdiction.
Police find an address within a block that is registered to Wiliam.
Police raid William and receive an education on TOR exit nodes on
servers in Poland.

Maybe?
Why wouldn't the IP address have led to William?

--Michael