[tor-dev] running a BWauth

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Wed Nov 4 03:29:26 UTC 2015

A 10GB network connection is not a requirement, 1GB would be fine,
500MB would also be fine. Mine is 4 core,  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5606
@ 2.13GHz w/ 8GB of RAM.

Everything is in torflow, I'm not aware of any other code.


On 2 November 2015 at 17:26,  <starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx> wrote:
> I am considering starting up a passive
> BWauth in order to understand how they
> work and fix bugs.
> What is the minimum and ideal hardware
> configuration for a BWauth?
> Have my eye on an OVH config with
> unmetered 1G, a fuzzy promise
> of 500mbps minimum bandwidth and
> a 3.4GHz 4core/8thread AES-NI CPU:
>   http://ark.intel.com/products/80910
> The server could be turned up in any of
> their facilities:
>   https://www.ovh.com/us/about-us/datacenters.xml
> Or is 10G a requirement?  (out of my league)
> Is all code here
>    https://gitweb.torproject.org/torflow.git/tree/NetworkScanners/BwAuthority
> or is there more?  Are uncommitted
> fixes lying around anywhere?
> Thanks
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