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Re: [tor-talk] Run Tor as a bridge in the Amazon Cloud

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 1:28 AM, Mike Damm <mike@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Monday, November 14, 2011 9:30 PM, "Runa A. Sandvik"
> <runa.sandvik@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> The Tor Cloud project gives you a user-friendly way of deploying bridges
>> to help users access an uncensored Internet. By setting up a bridge, you
>> donate bandwidth to the Tor network and help improve the safety and
>> speed at which users can access the Internet.
>> Setting up a Tor bridge on Amazon EC2 is simple and will only take you a
>> couple of minutes. The images have been configured with automatic
>> package updates and port forwarding, so you do not have to worry about
>> Tor not working or the server not getting security updates.
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#MultipleRelays says:
> "Great. If you want to run several relays to donate more to the network,
> we're happy with that. But please don't run more than a few dozen on the
> same network, since part of the goal of the Tor network is dispersal and
> diversity."
> I'm curious to know if 'MyFamily' is properly set on these instances, or
> if Tor plans to bucket all instances within EC2 as part of the same
> family?
> Assuming this is a non-issue... looks very awesome!

A bridge should not specify the ‘MyFamily’ option. You won't run a
middle relay or an exit relay in the cloud, so this shouldn't be an

Runa A. Sandvik
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