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Re: Tor appliance

On Sun, 2006-09-24 at 00:02 +1000, glymr wrote:
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> 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
> though.
> Any suggestions on how to get the router to not go spaz while running
> tor would be greatly appreciated

Buy a real appliance as i.e. a soekris or a via, forget cheaop router
 that always are starving of ram & cpu; load a real os as
 i.e. debian, save your time and enjoy life ....


Marco A. Calamari <marcoc1@xxxxxxx>

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