Opened 5 years ago

Closed 16 months ago

#14194 closed task (fixed)

Document how to run exit relays (simply)

Reported by: Sherief Owned by: phoul
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Component: Community/Tor Support Version:
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Description (last modified by Sherief)

Users keep asking the help desk team about how can they run exit relays on the major OSes.

Existing documentation [1][2][3] are of course useful but very technical. What's needed is a very simple step by step page that explains to less technical folks how to run exits, the risk of running them and how to keep these nodes in good shape on the major OSes.

One approach we can take is to write one guide that explains how to run bridges/middle relays that has a section about exit relays. What would be most useful is an example torrc file for each relay type the user can just copy/paste then modify few option (ex: nickname, contact info, etc..)

[1]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tips-running-exit-node-minimal-harassment
[2]: https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#DefaultExitPorts
[3]: https://www.torservers.net/wiki/setup/server

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Sherief

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Sherief

If we don't want users to run any type of relays (especially exits) on OS X/Windows then we should say that somewhere on the website using a big fat bold font.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by isabela

Component: User Experience/Tor SupportCommunity/Tor Support

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by phoul

Owner: changed from lunar to phoul
Severity: Normal
Status: newaccepted

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by alison

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

The Tor Relay Guide is completed here: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorRelayGuide

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