[tor-relays] Help setting up an exit relay on CentOS linux

Yawning Angel yawning at schwanenlied.me
Mon Apr 28 06:01:41 UTC 2014

On Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:30:45 -0700
"Chuck Bevitt" <Tor at Bevitt.ws> wrote:
> I greatly appreciate help with this especially from someone who's
> configured a relay on CentOS.

I assume you have some familiarity with editing a torrc.  If so the
standard thing to do when running relays on U*IX systems is to not use
vidalia at all, but to run tor as a service.

The Tor Project provides RPMs suitable for Centos 6 for this purpose.

The repo is at:

The PGP key used to sign the RPMs are available at:

You can add the repository to the yum, `yum install tor`.  The `torrc`
for tor installed this way lives in `/etc/tor/torrc`.  The RPM also
integrates it as a system service, so you can have it auto start on
boot if desired.  You may also need to configure iptables to allow
connections to the ORPort and DirPort.

Good luck and thanks for running a relay!

Yawning Angel
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