[tor-dev] What happened to Tor Router?

SiNA Rabbani sina at redteam.io
Sat Nov 23 14:44:08 UTC 2013

Thanks a lot for your quick reply Jake. I'll see if I can align my efforts
to help raise funds for this specific project.

I get asked by funders and NGOs, for ideas to invest. I'm personally very
interested to help make Tor Hardware router into a reality.

All the best,
On Nov 23, 2013 6:39 AM, "Jacob Appelbaum" <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:

> SiNA Rabbani:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to update myself on the status of Tor Router. I remember not
> > too long ago it was a sexy project, funds were raised and people got paid
> > to work on it. Has it been abandoned? How come we still don't have a Tor
> > hardware router?
> >
> Hi SiNA,
> There is a hardware device where we have focused efforts and we're
> having internal discussions about how to proceed. This has been a
> skunkswork project and it is unfunded - the hardware platform we've
> selected is as open as it gets without being a MilkyMist, which would be
> ideal (FPGA CPU, etc) but is sadly impractical.
> We don't have a Tor Router hardware deployment for a few reasons. Off
> the top of my head: we would want to raise funds to support Tor Router
> specific development, user support, tooling for hardware production and
> then ongoing costs related to the project.
> All the best,
> Jake
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