[tor-relays] Operating system diversity?

Alexander Fortin alexander.fortin at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 15:38:24 UTC 2014

On 17. Juni 2014 at 17:26:42, Jonathan D. Proulx (jon at csail.mit.edu) wrote:
> I'm not sure if this was meant as a technical or aesthetic preference,
> but I am curious. Is there any technical benefit to rounning a more
> diverse set of opensource oprating systems for tor nodes? I discount
> closed source as we don't know what's going on in there.

Hi Jonathan,

in the mentioned thread I agreed with the suggestion because I have always supposed that the more platforms and operating systems are supported, the easier it is to adopt the given technology.

In my case, I was already running a Debian server and I thought it was a good idea to share some of its resources with the Tor community, and it was *very* easy. I guess there are others in my same situation (i.e. wanting to run a relay) but maybe running a different OS / distribution, and they give up because they don’t want or they can’t invest time in spinning up a new server just for that, or similar scenarios.

By the way, I’m also curious to hear about technical and security implications

Alexander Fortin

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