Terms of use


  1. Access rules
  2. Posting rules
  3. TOR Network
  4. Suck feeds
  5. Content related rules

 

1. Access rules

By design, aioe.org imposes few access limits to its users. Nonetheless, there are a small number of rules that everyone must obey In order to ensure that all clients are able to access the server. All users must always follow them.

 

2. Posting rules

Since aioe.org does not use any authentication mechanism, posting rules are more severe than those imposed by other servers on their users. Although this behavior is uncomfortable for users because it forces them to follow many rules when they post their messages, on the other hand it is the price to pay for sending messages without authentication. Rules are the following ones:

 

3. TOR Network

TOR is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users' locations and other factors which might identify them. Use of this system makes it more difficult to trace internet traffic to the user, including visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms. Each time that an user requests to establish a connection with an internet site through TOR, the network assigns him a different IP which replaces the original client's address when the remote server is queried. On a side, this strategy makes each user anonymous because the remote site can't know which real client is using that IP address in that time. On the other side, this behaviour makes also impossible for a site which doesn't use any authentication method to ban a specific TOR user from his host because TOR clients change IP address each time that establish a connection and a server without authentication can ban IP addresses only.

Due past large abuses which were impossible to block without banning the whole network, currently TOR users can't post messages through Aioe.org but they're still allowed to read the news through this site.

 

4. Suck feeds

Public news servers have got the main disadvantage to be slower than commercial sites when a huge number of article is requested. Those who need more speed often set up a local news server and configure an external program to download the articles from a real remote news server. This process is usually called suck feed. Aioe.org allows and encourages this behaviour with the only limit of 400 connections per day.

 

5. Content related rules

When each user writes their messages, he must remember that a number of behaviors are forbidden. These are common sense rules that must always be respected by everyone.