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Running a tor relay.

on Jun 23, 2017 · less than 1 min read

There are no valid excuses for not running a tor relay at home. Seriously. Do you monitor your home bandwidth usage? So much unused capacity... And considering that most of the ZeroNet users also use tor... then it makes even more sense!
You can't say it's difficult to configure, here's the few lines you need in your tor confg file. (Which btw is very well documented so just read it.)

$ grep -v '^\s*[#]' /etc/tor/torrc | awk /./

SOCKSPort 0# Default: Bind to localhost:9050 for local connections.
Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log  # I don't want more noise in syslog
RunAsDaemon 1
DataDirectory /var/tor
ORPort 9418
Nickname whateveryoulike
RelayBandwidthRate 1221 KBytes  # Throttle traffic to 10Mpbs
RelayBandwidthBurst 1465 KBytes # But allow bursts up to 12Mbps
AccountingMax 90 GBytes  # 90GB max / timeperiod (that would be 8.3Mbps continuous)
AccountingStart day 00:00  # timeperiod is per day (reset at midnight)
User _tor
ExitPolicy reject *:* # no exits allowed

#justdoit #thingthatmatters #tor #bepartofsomething

1 Comment:

user_name1 day ago
whitehat13on Jan 25, 2018

I just used Your config to my ZeroNet client with tor plugin. Only change I was needed to do was removing User _tor and changing directories to windows version

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