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Re: Tor appliance

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Unfortunately I haven't been able to find any information about how to
do this, but the last two modem/routers I have used for my dsl
connection have both had linux software running them... I was just
reading today about the netcomm nb5, which is my current modem, it can
apparently have new software put on it and all sorts of neat things like
that. It'd be an interesting project to see happen, add a basic tor
client to the standard flash image of several common routers that this
could be done for.

The only problem I am thinking may crop up is that, as it appears right
now, my netcomm nb5 seems to be crashing after some amount of time
running really quite a minimal tor server on the network behind it. It's
happened three times now but I'm not sure what is causing it. I have
changed the 'throttle' to full out on my ISP, I think possibly giving
the modem more available bandwidth may fix the problem by unclogging the
buffers... I'll see I suppose... gonna be a bit annoyed if I can't run
tor through it... :(

Well, speak of the devil and he shall appear. Just as I am trying to
send this email the modem has gone dumb again. I wonder if turning off
QoS might help. In fact I'll just turn off everything unneccessary,
maybe that will free up some memory to give it stability... I'm doubtful

Any suggestions on how to get the router to not go spaz while running
tor would be greatly appreciated

patgus wrote:
>  Yeah they make great firewall appliances, smoothwall has particularily low hardware requirements. There is also FreeSCO, Linux Router Project, and several others you can find searching gat linux.org
> On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 08:40:05 +0200
> Brad Freeman <bradfreeman@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> How about tor on a WRTG54 wireless router? That would be cheap, and I
>>> would guess it's possible given the linux OS firmware. I can't make
>>> this happen since I'm not a programmer, but the idea has occurred to
>>> me before. I like the HyperWRT project, Thibor version.
>>> (http://www.thibor.co.uk/). Maybe start a thread in the forums to see
>>> what the response is.
>>> -P
>> I've considered this option also on my WRT54GL flashed with DD-WRT if  
>> it would work and be able to process the encryption fast enough  
>> without overclocking the router.
>> I've also considered setting up a linux box as a firewall with either  
>> IPCop, Astaro, or Smoothwall. Does anyone have experience with these  
>> or another OS as a firewall appliance? My primary goal is not only  
>> security but to control/monitor QoS and total amount of bandwidth  
>> used. Even though I have a 24Mbit/s connection with high bandwidth  
>> allowance, I need to use some of it also!
>> Thanks,
>> Brad
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