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Re: [tor-talk] Creation of TOR Linux distribution for relay or server with everything preconfigured

Most of the configuration (at least in my case) has to do with deciding on the right speed for the relay and setting a bandwidth cap. And when using a VPS, I set "AccountingMax" and "AccountingStart" to stay within my expected billing range. So I would say that would present the biggest issue for me with regards to having optimal settings for something preconfigured.

However, you can make a relay just by configuring your torrc file (in /etc/tor) and then restarting tor. Here's a basic torrc file for a relay:

Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log
RunAsDaemon 1  # Run Tor in the background
DataDirectory /var/lib/tor # required
ORPort 9001 # required
Nickname relayname # Name your relay!
AccountingMax 960 GB # only pass up to 960gb...
AccountingStart month 3 15:00 # ...per month
ExitPolicy reject *:* # no exits allowed

Once you have your torrc file configured, run the command: sudo -u debian-tor tor.

On 2015-06-26 04:37, Ivan Pernar wrote:
I'm Linux user and I attempted to set up TOR relay or server but I'm
too unexperianced to do that.

I tried to youtube to learn but as much as I understand, since end of
Vidalia, there is no simple (graphical) way to set it up.

So, as an end user I came up to a fairly simple solution that would in
the same time remove insecurity (Windows machines as nods) and in the
same time simplify setting up Tor reley or server.

And that is following.

Creation of TOR Linux distribution for relay or server with everything

For example, i run unconfigured Ubuntu, If I want to be a reley or
server I just go to VirtualBox, start Virtualmachine - Tor Linux
distribution for reley or server and bring up TOR reley or server with
a click of a mouse. I need not to configure anything becaouse
distribution has all precofigured, I just need to make it running.

On that way (with VirtualBox), you could run Linux Tor server or reley
even within Windows machine.

What is your view on that issue?
Do you think it would be to complicated to create such distribution?

All the best and good luck!

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