[tor-dev] The Torouter and the DreamPlug

andrew at torproject.org andrew at torproject.org
Fri Jun 10 11:55:32 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 01:56:25PM +0100, runa.sandvik at gmail.com wrote 2.9K bytes in 75 lines about:
: The whole point with the Torouter is to allow more people to run a
: bridge or a relay, so I see a web interface as something mandatory. So
: yeah, we'd have to make sure that the interface is secure.

Right, so we have two torouters, an expert model which is the dreamplug,
and a non-expert model which is the excito.

Experts use ssh and follow some instructions for configuring their
device.  Plus, they get some cheap hardware to do whatever else they
want to do with it.

Non-experts get the excito with the web interface: point, click,
configured, done.  

I have 10 dreamplugs with US power config arriving soon.  Once Excito
has their new version ready, we can get 10 of those.  Then we find 20
volunteers willing to test the default configs and provide feedback.  In
exchange, they get to help censored users and get free hardware.

Rather than arguing about web interfaces that do not exist, we should be
figuring out how to update the routers, make sure new tor packages are
updated timely, and how to handle support issues from the simple "it
doesn't work, at all" through "your router ate my cat and soured my

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