1. Enable the EPEL repository

To install the tor package on CentOS/RHEL, you need to install the EPEL repository first:

yum install epel-release
  1. Install the tor package and verify the EPEL signing key
    yum install tor
    When you install the first package from the EPEL repository you will be asked about verifying the EPEL GPG signing key. Please ensure the key matches with the one available on the Fedora Project website:
  1. Put the tor configuration file /etc/tor/torrc in place:
    #change the nickname "myNiceRelay" to a name that you like
    Nickname myNiceRelay
    ORPort 9001
    SocksPort 0
    ExitRelay 0
    # Change the email address bellow and be aware that it will be published
    ContactInfo tor-operator@your-emailaddress-domain
  1. Enable and start your Tor relay:

CentOS 7 / RHEL 7:

systemctl enable tor
systemctl start tor

CentOS 6 / RHEL 6:

service tor enable
service tor start
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