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Re: [tor-talk] Bandwidth / RAM: When does it make sense to operate a tor relay (non-exit)

Hey Jan,

I have been running a tor relay on a Banana Pi for 24/7 1.5 years and
never had any issues so far. I am running it on a headless Bananian OS
(like Raspbian but for the Banana Pi) with armitage. Tor never needs
more than 15-20 percent of its cpu power so you can still run a couple
of other processes in addition.
Whether your connection is suitable or not probably depends on how much
of it you are going to dedicate to Tor. Personally I have 100 Mbit down
(8 Mbit up), my server uses about 150 KB on average with 500 KB set as
max. I still some other computers connected to the network and I can
even play multiplayer games without any ping/connection issues.

The Banana Pi is imo a suitable alternative to a Raspberry Pi and
doesn't cost much much more either, from what I know.

Good luck on building your relay!

On 04/01/16 14:35, Jan Luehr wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I tried to bring this up at last years 32c3 relay operators meetup, but
> I didn't get much feedback. Thus, I'm asking here ;-).
> -> Who is running a tor-relay on embedded hardware (such as rasperri pi,
> etc.). at home. What's your experience?
> -> What platform are you using (rasperri pi?).
> -> What is the minimum bandwith for a tor-relay (non-exit), that does
> make sense? Are "slow" ADSL2+ connections (16Mbit/s down / 1 MBit/s up)
> suitable?
> -> What's is your experience?
> We're trying to build a small relay in our hackerspace and - depending
> on what makes sense at all - give a small workshop on crafting a tor
> relay on cheap hardware.
> Thanks in advance
> Jan
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