I setup a Tor relay on my home network about a week ago. I did not configure it as an exit node just as a relay. A few days later, I discovered my bank was blocking my IP address. The message looks like this:
You don't have permission to access "http://www.tdbank.com/" on this server. Reference #18.e12bf648.1396824964.fa6b768
This happens from all PCs in my house, and mobile phones. If I use a VPN connection to my work PC, I can login to my bank with no issues.
Here is my
Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log VirtualAddrNetwork 10.192.0.0/10 AutomapHostsSuffixes .onion,.exit AutomapHostsOnResolve 1 TransPort 9040 TransListenAddress 192.168.xx.1 DNSPort 53 DNSListenAddress 192.168.xx.1 Nickname xxxxx ORPort 9001 # port forward DirPort 9030 # port forward RelayBandwidthRate 20 KB RelayBandwidthBurst 40 KB ContactInfo xxxx <xxxx> ExitPolicy reject *:* DisableDebuggerAttachment 0 ControlPort 9051 CookieAuthentication 0
I have xxx'd out my local addresses, nickname, and contact info, but every thing else is the way it is in the file.
I've turned off the relaying for now, and I just have it setup as a proxy. I'm waiting for them to unblock me (hopefully). Is this a common problem? I was under the impression that if I set it up as only a relay and not an exit node, then I'd have practically no problems. I'm surprised any company would block IPs based simply on that IP being an internal relay node.
Any way I can avoid this?