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I run a server for IPRental? has anyone else done this?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pwntribe, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    IP rental contacted my computer repair/networking business. They left a phone number and legit email address. Basically claiming that if I would run a node for them in my house they would pay for it, plus the dsl bill, and give me 40 dollars/month for my trouble.

    Anyone else out there ever receive an invitation like this? How did it work out?
     
  2. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    No one at all? I can't believe with all the people here there are no daytime system/network admins or comp repair people who have been approached by IPrental before.
     
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    pwntribe Registered Member

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    No, as far as I know running a proxy is akin to being an ISP or having an open wifi spot, you can't be held responsible for the actions of the end user.

    I am not 100% sure if this applies to proxy runners, but i'm fairly certain.
     
  4. jodys

    jodys BANNED BANNED

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    You would be wrong, sorry. Everything changes when money is involved. You're subleasing your ISP account to God knows who for $40 a month. Get a lawyer before risking a serious lawsuit or criminal charges. Your legal exposure of such an action is tremendous IMO. Beside legal exposure, your ISP will drop you like a rock if they catch on.
     
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  5. newss

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    Honestly for $40/month it doesn't seem worth it. What's that $400 or so a year. And I am sure they want you to either power their netbook or allow the person the use of your computer. So you subtract the power costs to run this PC 24/7 and you aren't left with much for your efforts. Not to mention you know damn well that that netbook or PC is going to lockup. So they are going to want you to reset it and all that fuss.

    Just to give you an idea. I found an individual who calculated it to run a server at his house and he came up with $17/month

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2005/10/the-cost-of-leaving-your-pc-on.html

    So unless they are going to pay you $100+ a month, and run multiple nodes at your prem. It's probably not worth all the hassle, dealing with the phone company coming in and installing everything. Dealing with rebooting the netbook, router. Or them bitching every time the dsl goes out.

    Keep in mind, that most of these companies are using it for remote DSL. And charging people $600/month! So there is incredible profit if they pay the $50 (for the dsl line) and $40 to you. That's a $500/month profit in their pocket.
     
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  6. pwntribe

    pwntribe Registered Member

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    Thanks for that link. I wasn't really interested in the 40 a month, what I WAS interested is was me providing them another proxy in exchange for FREE use of their service.

    I know i hear people on this site bitch about iprental being broken, but if they would give me free service in exchange for me being a node....well, that offer is pretty enticing.

    You have me all worried about possible litigation, so i probably won't bother with it now

    Thanks
     
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    Don't get involved in risky business at least for this little amount.Consult with your lawyer.
     
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