[tor-dev] Run a Small Tor Network for a Research

Rob Jansen rob.g.jansen at nrl.navy.mil
Wed Jun 25 16:09:48 UTC 2014

On Jun 24, 2014, at 7:59 AM, Karsten Loesing <karsten at torproject.org> wrote:

> On 24/06/14 12:55, Soroosh Sardari wrote:
>> I want to run a small tor network with only 3 node, entry, router, and exit
>> node.
>> Also I want to set this three nodes in the client node without using
>> directory server.
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#PrivateTorNetwork
> Running without a directory server won't work, and you also cannot
> define in which position your nodes will be used (except for the exit
> position where you can simply reject *:*).
> Maybe start by going through Chutney's README, set up one of the
> provided network topologies, and modify it until it does what you want.

You might also consider Shadow. It contains a minimal topology and you should be able to get up and running quickly.

You can get started here:

and learn more here:


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