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Re: Am I really helping tor

On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 14:10 +0300, ivvmm wrote:
> Roger Dingledine wrote:
> > 
> > But that said, you probably won't see much traffic on your ORPort
> > either, yet, since you're a bridge. At this point, bridges are a future
> > step on the "blocking resistance" arms race:
> > https://svn.torproject.org/svn/tor/trunk/doc/design-paper/blocking.html
> > and no country has gotten that far on the arms race yet. So they're more
> > a strategy that we have in reserve for the time when we need it.
> > 
> > Hope that helps,
> > --Roger
> > 
> > 
> To sum it up, I'd better run a Bridge if really wanna help Tor project?
> I am somewhat afraid of government, I realise that's a kind of paranoia
> but it seems to be real in my country. So I mentioned only these lines
> in torrc to use traffic:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ExitPolicy accept *:80
> ExitPolicy accept *:443
> ExitPolicy reject *:*
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> So. It is better now to run a relay and a bridge in the long term?
Running a bridge is very useful, but only if people know about your
bridge. It's more friend-to-friend than peer-to-peer. Running a relay is
also very helpful, because it donates bandwidth.

If you have friends in mainland China/Myanmar/whereever, then run a
bridge and tell them about it. If you don't, you should probably just
run a relay.

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