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Re: [tor-relays] Relay / Bridge

On 12/16/2013 03:48 PM, Runa A. Sandvik wrote:
>> On an unrelated note, has there been any success in expanding the Tor
>> cloud project to other cloud service providers?  Is there anyway to
>> volunteer to try to help out, if there's a willingness to expand it to
>> other providers?  Thanks.
> I did some research a year or so ago, but was unable to find anything
> that was as cheap *and* easy as AWS. There are cloud providers with
> lower prices, but they do not enable users to publish and use instance
> templates the same way AWS does.

We're currently working on automating Tor relay and bridge deployment
using Ansible scripts [ https://github.com/ansible/ansible ].

All it needs is SSH access, everything else will be pulled in and
configured using Ansible. This should then work for all 'cloud
providers' (or old-style VPS), and in my eyes is a more sustainable and
decentralized way of doing "Tor cloud".

Another component that we work on at the moment is a homebrewed Python
monitoring software for relays, which in the long term could be a nice
feature to have apart from the generic traffic stats you get from Amazon.

We will have a first report end of this month with the specs, hopefully
attracting more people to join the fun. Hannes, Daniel, Christian, feel
free to share what you're doing with this list. :-)

Moritz Bartl
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