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Re: [tor-talk] Hidden Service Hosting (Free experimental offer)

I'd be interested :)

scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx my PGP key is on https://scott.arciszewski.me/contact
(airgapped of course)
On Jan 2, 2015 3:43 AM, "Thomas White" <thomaswhite@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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> Hey all,
> So following my other mail, I just want to offer people on this
> mailing list a chance to test something out before I go into the wider
> public with it.
> I have been reviewing some ways in which to offer "hosting" solutions
> for hidden services, and although there are ways to do like regular
> shared hosting environments by isolating users on an apache server for
> example, I feel a little experimental way to give people more freedom
> is to assign individual VPS's which are accessed via a separate .onion
> over SSH. For example, the HS address would be example1*.onion but to
> SSH into it, for security, would use a different address such as
> sshaddress*.onion. This ensures no user of the service would know the
> true IP of the server it is hosted on and allows for shared
> environments without putting others at risk.
> If anyone wants to test this out with me, I am offering the VPS for
> free for a few weeks/months so I can get the architecture right and
> fine tune the setup. All the traffic on the VPS is automatically
> routed through Tor so IP leaks won't be a huge problem, but of course
> you still maintain responsibility for the security of your machine and
> whatever you install on it. The use cases are unlimited but for
> obvious reasons it must be legal under British & Swedish law (feel
> free to ask beforehand but if it is legal I will defend it to the best
> of my ability).
> If you'd like to take up this offer and try it out please email me
> privately (my key is below). I ask that if you wish to request one,
> please mention anything specific like RAM/CPU/Hard disk requirements
> (no bandwidth limitations) so I can appropriately assign them. For now
> unfortunately only debian installs will be available and nothing
> except sshd will come preconfigured on the VPS so if you aren't
> familiar with the command line on debian you may not find this useful.
> Also any custom onion address you want please keep it to 7 characters
> or below for now as my GPU is really on it's last limb after
> generating over 1.4 million keys.
> I offer no guarantees on the availability of this, nor do I take
> responsibility for it, this is an entirely experimental project and I
> am hoping any participants take up this offer to perhaps
> mirror/reverse proxy their blogs, or of course bring any interesting
> ideas to the table. All feedback on it is welcome too :)
> Time to give these hidden services some lovin'
> Regards,
> T
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