[tor-dev] multi-instance tor with a single torrc
nusenu at openmailbox.org
Fri Apr 3 18:55:22 UTC 2015
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(OpenBSD tor package maintainer)
(splitting this part off to tor-dev, since it is not suited well for
tor-relays I guess)
For the interested reader this discussion started here .
>> Multi-instance support isn't something that's provided by
>> OpenBSD's rc.d(8) subsystem, and I doubt it ever will be. Too
>> much complexity for something that's more of a crutch to work
>> around few applications' limitations than something universally
>> needed and useful.
>> I think the real solution would be to talk to upstream about
>> improving MP scalability. Even if it's just something as
>> primitive as forking a child for every ORPort directive in
>> /etc/tor/torrc, it would be much easier than having to keep track
>> of a bazillion individually started tor instances, all with their
>> own configuration files.
I guess this (forking one tor instance per ORPort line) sounds a lot
simpler than it actually would be. How do you handle ControlPort, HS,
DataDir, ExitPolicy and basically any other config option, ...
but since I need a solution in the near future I'll probably just go
with multiple services on OpenBSD.
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