[tor-dev] Summary of meek's costs, April 2015
griffin at cryptolab.net
Wed May 6 03:04:58 UTC 2015
Mike Perry wrote:
> David Fifield:
>> Here's the summary of meek's CDN fees for April 2015.
>> total by CDN $3292.25 + $3792.79 + $0.00 = $7085.04 grand total
> Yikes! Are these costs covered by a grant or anything? Should we be
> running a donations campaign?
>> If you want to help reduce costs, you can
>> 1. Use meek-azure; it's still covered through a grant for the next
>> 2. Set up your own App Engine or CDN account. Then you can pay for
>> own usage (it might even be free depending on how much you use).
>> Here are instructions on how to set up your own:
>> Then you will have to enter a bridge line manually. Follow the
>> instructions at
>> but instead of changing the "front=" part, change the "url=" part.
>> For example,
>> bridge meek 0.0.2.0:1 url=https://<myappname>.appspot.com/
> Please let me know if anyone takes you up on this!
> I am happy to add the meek bridges of anyone who does this as an option
> in Tor Browser. We can add logic to round robin or randomly select
> between the set of meek providers for a given meek type upon first
> install, or even for every browser startup.
If there were some randomization logic included, I'd be happy to
contribute an App Engine or Amazon meek access point. If a few people
did that, the costs might be more manageable. But also the stats might
be a bit harder to aggregate (which might be important if David is
writing a thesis/paper/etc).
Either way, way to go =)
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