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Re: [mOjO@thegeekclub.net: Re: [pfSense Support] tor and traffic shaper]

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 06:26:04PM +0000, Robert Hogan wrote:

> hasn't he seen 'tor' and read 'torrents'?

I don't think so, because he mentioned BT and catchall for everything
else separately. I've tried his advice today (reran the pfSense Traffic
Shaper wizard, gave the VoIP device highest priority and allocated a
minimum quotient), then unthrottled Tor. It ran fine for a while,
and in fact it even gave V2Dir a green checkmark on https://tns.nighteffect.com/ 
, but the VoIP (I'm using SIP) wouldn't coexist with the calls as 
cleanly as I was hoping.

So I put
BandwidthRate 40 KB
BandwidthBurst 40 KB
back in, which seems to work, or at least work most of the time.
I might to have to throttle it some more in case some traffic spikes
infringe on the VoIP allocation.

To document some more of my setup, I'm running both Tor and Privoxy
on a LAN machine, and have ports 5004 (UDP), 5060 (UDP) and 10000 (UDP)
patched through to the VoIP system address, including the static port
rule inserted prior to which is there by default
(Firewall: NAT: Outbound; enable advanced outbound NAT). Tor
has just 9001 (TCP) and 9030 (TCP) patched through to the machine
running the Tor/Privoxy combo.

I'm using the Torbutton Firefox extension with the following preferences
HTTP Proxy: machine IP Port: 8118
SSL  Proxy: machine IP Port: 8118
SOCKS Host: machine IP Port: 9050

On the "machine IP" Tor/Privoxy machine I have /etc/tor/torrc with the
following relevant configuration:

Address <insert your WAN address here>
ORPort 9001
DirPort 9030
BandwidthRate 40 KB
BandwidthBurst 40 KB
ExitPolicy reject *:* # middleman only -- no exits allowed

and in /etc/privoxy/config I have

forward-socks4a / localhost:9050 . <-- notice the dot
-- all these are deviation from standard config only,
of course, and I hope I got them all.

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