Re: ietf.org unaccessible for Tor users

Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net> Wed, 16 March 2016 12:37 UTC

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Warren is spot on. Not a surprise, of course :-)

The takeaway for me from this thread is problems with CAPTCHA’s, some situations where CAPTCHA’s don’t even appear, the tuning of various filters, and possible additional mirrors. I have asked the IETF tools and IT folks to take a look. This isn’t the only thing they are doing, so it will probably take some time to figure out what we can do. And they still must be able to deal with denial of service attacks from all over the Internet and not just Tor, and yes, the tools at our disposal will be imperfect, and yes, there will be some pain for some users as a result. They will do their best. Don’t expect miracles.

I would also like to ask that we not dwell deeply on the goodness or not of Tor or any other networks or systems for that matter. We’re not here to pass judgment, but of course we try to enable access to IETF resources as widely as we can.

Jari