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

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 4:40 PM, Jan Weiher <jan@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Am 15.11.2011 07:52, schrieb Runa A. Sandvik:
>> 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
>> issue.
> As far as I understand, this is correct if you only run bridges (because
> a circuit never uses two bridges), but what if someone (like me) runs a
> bridge and a normal relay as well? IMHO you don't want to use a relay
> which is operated by the same operator as your bridge? Please correct
> me, if I'm wrong.

Yes, you should set the MyFamily option in the Tor configuration file
if you run both a bridge and a relay.

Runa A. Sandvik
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