JanusPA - A hardware Privacy Adapter using Tor
kyle.kwilliams at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 16:58:14 UTC 2008
I'm curious as to how well it performed. How much RAM and CPU did the
Linksys WRT54G have?
I was worried that the linksys/netgear/dlink brands would not be that fast.
I could be wrong though...
Ah, so it did run out of memory. That's one of the two major problems I
thought would happen with a "brand name" router.
I ran a Tor server for about 3 to 4 days to try and get a good baseline of
performance. Do you have any performance stats?
If so, I would love to see them.
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:00 AM, dante <dante at virtualblueness.net> wrote:
> Hi Kyle,
> Very nice work.
> You might be interested in something I did a little while ago. I got a
> tor server running on a wireless Linksys WRT54g router. This allows me
> to use tor at home with my laptops wirelessly.
> Here's a quick howto since I never published on my site:
> 1) Get a MIPS I (little endian) environment up. I used qemu and
> installed debian-mipsel. I started with the ramdisk image
> mipsel-test-0.2.tar.gz from http://bellard.org/qemu/download.html and
> bootstrapped into a fully functional debian system.
> 2) I compiled tor statically linked. (CFLAGS="-static" ./configure)
> 3) I got into my linksys using "Linux on WRTG54g" ...
> 4) I used ftpget to upload tor, configure and start it up.
> It works fine, but you run out of memory fast because you have to use
> ramdisk to store tor's cache files.
> Tony Basile
> Kyle Williams wrote:
> > If anyone is seriously thinking about a good hardware based solution for
> > Tor, I'd buy the gumstix now. In fact, I just bought a couple more just
> > case mine breaks. I'll have the source code up withing a week, two tops
> > FULL documentation will take about a bit longer to get done.
> > Well, that's about it. Feedback is welcome.
> > Best Regards,
> > Kyle
> > PS. Happy Holidays!
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