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Re: FreeBSD with xinetd

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Michael Holstein wrote:

Use ipfw and forward.

ipfw add fwd,TORPORT tcp from any to IPADDRESS 80

I used this to run a MUD once and have it sit on port 23.

You may also want to take a look at Thomas Boutell's excellent rinetd program, which is a more userspace example of what you want -- except that with the IPFW answer, the thing will see the original source IP (not that it really matters in the case of TOR)


I'm running a TOR server (nick=csutor) on FreeBSD, using xinetd to forward the connections from 80/443 to higher ports so tor dosen't run as root.

I'm trying to maximize the efficiency of this .. I started with the default of 25 processes under xinetd, but these quickly filled. I then tried 250, which also filled. Now, I'm using 500 processes for xinetd -- and it seems to hover around 300 or so.

Despite what everyone says about TOR being cpu/memory intense, I'm using far more memory keeping all those xinetd connections open. Does anyone know a better way to do this on FreeBSD?


Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University


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