wiki:doc/TorBOX/BareMetalHints

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https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorBOX

non-anonymous use

  • non-anonymous box (leave it as is is, like you want)
  • non-anonymous home dial up internet router (leave it as is is, like you want)

anonymous use

  • Tor-Gateway
    • This really does not have to be a big desktop computer or ordinary server. There are alternatives.
    • smartphone 1, UMPC, pad, tablet, notebook, netbook, Raspberry Pi, router 2, set top box, etc.
    • how to utilize such a device as a linux server is beyond the scope of this guide, there are already better resources
  • anonymous 3G modem (see below) or anonymous wifi adapter (see below)
  • Tor-Workstation
    • You get the idea. Use a device which suits you.

1 for example some rooted android smartphones can install Debian Linux.
2 something like OpenWRT

anonymous 3G modem

  • plugged or integrated into Tor-Gateway
  • Buy the 3G modem anonymously [in a store, second hand, on street, no personal data].
  • Be sure to have never used it for non-anonymous use before.
  • This is because in many countries the telecommunication company log the IMEI and the phone number for each dial up.
  • Also be sure to buy the SIM-card anonymously. Prepaid is better. Buy cash codes in different stores.
  • Optionally use from random spots only. (security vs. comfort)
  • 3G uses a shared IP along many users, some providers do yet not log the ports of the users and therefore can not identify them. Nice to have, but don't rely on it.

anonymous wifi adapter

  • plugged or integrated into Tor-Gateway
  • Buy the wifi adapter anonymously [in a store, second hand, on street, no personal data].
  • Be sure to have never used it for non-anonymous use before.
  • This is because a few providers or hotspot providers log the mac address and the username (for paid hotspots) for each dial up.
  • Use only free hotspots or pay them anonymously (if that's possible).
  • Optionally use from random spots only. (security vs. comfort)