[ndbug] Tor relays in India
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed Oct 28 16:07:07 PDT 2015
> * George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> [2015-10-26 20:21:42-0400]:
>> Our main project is porting Tor Browser to OpenBSD, which is now in its
>> sixth release.
> hi George,
> Some random questions from a Tor n00b:
> - What is the state of Tor Browser on FreeBSD? I saw some chatter on
> IRC about the version in ports, but I'm not sure if it is
> usable in its current state
Hmmm.. I don't think there's anything in FreeBSD ports except for the
Tor application itself (security/tor and security/tor-dev, the later
being the alpha which I'd recommend for relays), plus net/torsocks, a
tool that allows TCP applications to work over Tor via SOCKS.
At some point, we'd love if someone took our OpenBSD implementation and
port to FreeBSD.
> - is it possible to run a tor node at arbitrary times? eg. Suppose I
> want to run my node on a given day between 3pm and 6pm, is it
> possible to do that?
Interesting. There's a few 'Accounting' options in the torrc:
## Use these to restrict the maximum traffic per day, week, or month.
## Note that this threshold applies separately to sent and received bytes,
## not to their sum: setting "4 GB" may allow up to 8 GB total before
## Set a maximum of 4 gigabytes each way per period.
#AccountingMax 4 GB
## Each period starts daily at midnight (AccountingMax is per day)
#AccountingStart day 00:00
## Each period starts on the 3rd of the month at 15:00 (AccountingMax
## is per month)
#AccountingStart month 3 15:00
But for something that specific you might just want to use cron(8)
> - How does the software at https://torstatus.rueckgr.at/ determine
> what country a given node is in? Is that self-reported, or do they
> determine it by AS or something else?
I believe it's by AS... not self-reported.
> I'm trying to find a good hosting provider in India, but they all
> are either too expensive or seem like fly-by-night operations. I might
> just set something up now with a fast connection to an Indian AS and
> then move it later.
Ahh... that's one approach.
Anyone else have data center/colo input in India?
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