The Eleventh HOPE (2016): "Building Your Own Tor-centric ISP for Fun and (non)Profit" (Download)
Saturday, July 23, 2016: 3:00 pm (Friedman): Following the Snowden revelations and with the U.K. government’s revival of the Snooper’s Charter legislation, Gareth was one of many people who accepted the EFF Tor challenge. Unfortunately, many U.K. ISPs’ colocation providers do not appreciate Tor exits and, after several abruptly terminated servers, he decided to build his own privacy centric, non-profit ISP so he could operate Tor exits and offer Unix shells, etc. on his own terms. This talk explores the process of becoming a local Internet registry in Europe, dealing with RIR polices such as IPv4 exhaustion, Tor abuse complaints, and the deployment of a broadband product that only has a Tor bridge instead of a next hop at the end of a DSL connection.