The official version of "What to expect" when running a Tor exit relay is fairly brief.
We've already asked about how to handle the forthcoming data retention directive in Germany.
A few weeks ago, I watched some non-technical OS X users attempt to install the Vidalia-Tor Bundle. Many of them tried to drag the installation package to Applications.
With the "enforcement" phase of Germany's data retention law coming into effect on January 1 2009, it's time to start considering design modifications for Tor to make us more resistant.
Tor 0.2.1.6-alpha further improves performance and robustness of hidden
services, starts work on supporting per-country relay selection, and
fixes a variety of smaller issues.