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Re: [Lynx-dev] [lynx.isc.org] You are apparently blocking Tor users (and
Re: [Lynx-dev] [lynx.isc.org] You are apparently blocking Tor users (and others), probably damaging reputation
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:17:05 -0500 (EST)
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| From: "adce4170d57b7c20" <address@hidden>
| To: address@hidden
| Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2014 4:36:47 AM
| Subject: [Lynx-dev] [lynx.isc.org] You are apparently blocking Tor users (and
others), probably damaging reputation
Tor users are anonymous, and such have no reputation to discuss.
| The Lynx download website (lynx.isc.org) is famous for banning many
| address from downloading releases .
actually, the source given doesn't support the statement (it is a random
| If you tried to get a safe copy of your great software, for example,
| from Iran, the most straightforward way is to do with Tor :
| $ torsocks curl -LO
| However, this would result in:
| curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden
lynx.isc.org blocks IP-addresses which appear in the logs for (a) break-in
and (b) attempted DOS. On rare occasions, a user reports a problem with this,
and on investigation his/her address is unblocked.
Odds are, a Tor user was being a nuisance (and if they had reputation, it would
Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>