Changes between Version 151 and Version 152 of TorRelayGuide


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Timestamp:
Jan 11, 2018, 12:12:53 PM (3 months ago)
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cypherpunks
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rename "For Exit Relays" section to "If you plan to run Exit Relays"

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  • TorRelayGuide

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    107107If you do not own physical hardware, you could run a relay on a dedicated server or virtual private server (VPS). This can cost anywhere between $3.00/month and thousands per month, depending on your provider, hardware configuration, and bandwidth usage. Many VPS providers will not allow you to run exit relays, and some will not allow you to run relays at all. You must follow the VPS provider's terms of service, or risk having your account disabled. Not having control over the physical hardware or the host operating system, you are relying on the VPS provider to configure the host machine safely, and not over-subscribe their hardware. You are also relying on the hosting provider for physical security. For more information on ISPs and VPS providers and their policies on allowing Tor relays, please see this guide maintained by the Tor community: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoodBadISPs.
    108108
    109 Questions to consider:
     109==== Questions to consider
    110110* How much monthly traffic is included? (Is bandwidth "unmetered"?)
    111111* Does the hoster start to throttle bandwidth after a certain amount of traffic?
    112112* What virtualization / hypervisor (if any) does the provider use? (anything but OpenVZ should be fine)
    113 * Does the hoster provide IPv6 connectivity?
    114 * How well connected is the autonomous system of the hoster? To answer this question you can use the AS rank of the autonomous systems you want to compare: http://as-rank.caida.org/ (a lower value is better).
    115 
    116 
    117 ==== For Exit Relays
    118 
    119 * Does the hoster allow Tor exit relays?
     113* Does the hoster provide IPv6 connectivity? (it is recommended)
     114* How well connected is the autonomous system of the hoster? To answer this question you can use the AS rank of the autonomous systems if you want to compare: http://as-rank.caida.org/ (a lower value is better).
     115
     116
     117==== If you plan to run Exit Relays:
     118
     119* Does the hoster allow Tor exit relays? (explicitly ask them before starting an exit relay there)
    120120* Does the hoster allow custom WHOIS records for your IP addresses? This helps reduce the amount of abuse sent to the hoster instead of you.
    121121* Does the hoster allow you to set a custom DNS reverse entry? (PTR) This are probably things you will need to ask the hoster in a Pre-Sales ticket.
     
    123123==== AS/location diversity
    124124
    125 When selecting your hosting provider, consider network diversity on an autonomous system (AS) and country level. A more diverse network is more resilient to attacks and outages. Sometimes it is not clear which AS you are buying from in case of resellers. To be sure it is best to ask the hoster about the AS before ordering a server.
     125When selecting your hosting provider, consider network diversity on an autonomous system (AS) and country level. A more diverse network is more resilient to attacks and outages. Sometimes it is not clear which AS you are buying from in case of resellers. To be sure it is best to ask the hoster about the AS number before ordering a server.
    126126
    127127It is best to avoid hosters where many Tor relays are already hosted, but it is still better to add one there than to run no relay at all, eg: