Changes between Version 152 and Version 153 of TorRelayGuide


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Jan 11, 2018, 5:50:29 PM (9 months ago)
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cypherpunks
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improve aesni part, make big paragraph in hosting considerations shorter

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    8989* Any modern CPU should be fine.
    90 * It is recommended to use CPUs with AESNI support (that will improve performance). [[BR]]
    91 How to tell in Linux if your CPU has AES-NI support:
    92 [[BR]]
    93 {{{grep aes /proc/cpuinfo}}} [[BR]]
     90* It is recommended to use CPUs with AESNI support (that will improve performance). If the file `/proc/cpuinfo` contains the word `aes` your CPU has support for AES-NI.
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    9592Hardware support first started about 2008.
     
    105102If you have access to a high speed internet connection (>=100MBit/s in both directions) and a physical piece of computer hardware, this is the best way to run a relay. Having full control over the hardware and connection gives you a more controllable and (if done correctly) secure environment. You can host your own physical hardware at home (do NOT run a Tor exit relay from your home) or in a data center. Sometimes this is referred to as installing the relay on "bare metal".
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    107 If 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.
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    109 ==== Questions to consider
     104If you do not own physical hardware, you could run a relay on a rented 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. You must follow the VPS provider's terms of service, or risk having your account disabled. For more information on hosting providers and their policies on allowing Tor relays, please see this list maintained by the Tor community: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoodBadISPs.
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     106==== Questions to consider when choosing a hoster
    110107* How much monthly traffic is included? (Is bandwidth "unmetered"?)
    111108* Does the hoster start to throttle bandwidth after a certain amount of traffic?
     
    148145[[Image(OS-comp-table.png)]]
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    150 More green cells are better. There is no single OS that has no red cell. The following OSes have a good amount of green cells:
     147More green cells is better. There is no single OS that has no red cell. The following OSes have a good amount of green cells:
    151148* HardenedBSD
    152149* FreeBSD
     150* Ubuntu
    153151* Debian
    154 * Ubuntu
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    156153=== OS Level Configuration