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Re: [tor-talk] VPS Suggestions for Middle Relay
if you can at all, try to get a hoster outside of USA, UK and Germany.
those are the countries with the most nodes right now, iirc, and the
further we spread this around, the better for everyone.
my small middle relay is hosted at colorhost.de, they have very cheap
VPS slices (starting at 2€/month), but theres a gentleman's agreement to
not do more than 1TB of traffic per month on those over the long haul.
> Hey everyone,
> I've been searching around for a few hours now looking for a good VPS
> service to host a non-exit relay. It seems as if most VPS services
> cringe at the word Tor, and the ones that allow it are either slightly
> sketchy looking or somewhat expensive.
> In fact, I had one service tell me that the relay would HAVE to be exit,
> otherwise they wouldn't be able to monitor the network for malicious
> use. Another service just told me that they already have 2-4 relays per
> node as is, so it would be pointless (although I feel this may just be
> an effort to reduce their bandwidth load).
> So I'm looking to spend around $20-$30 dollars a month, and was
> wondering if this awesome list had any recommendations?
> Online.net has some very cheap unmetered dedicated servers, and I hear
> that they're currently changing their policy to allow middle relays, but
> I've also heard that they have been terrible in the past with shutting
> down relays. Anyone have any comments on this?
> PS: I did find the GoodBadISP list, but some of the information seems
> out of date.
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