[tor-relays] New tor relay, some questions

Tobias Markus tobias at markus-regensburg.de
Sun Mar 2 15:06:22 UTC 2014


I've been running a new tor relay for about a week now and I've got some

1) I plan on running other services than tor on my server, including a
(private) mail system. Other than the general possibility of tor having
security holes and my server (and its IP address) being public and thus
possibly target of attacks, are there security implications I should

2) I would be interested to eventually run a directory/bandwith
authority, so I read about them in [1] and [2], but the places seemed a
bit odd (hidserv-perf branch in tor svn/torflow repo) so I thought I
better ask here: Would I really just have to follow the steps in [1]
to become a dirauth? Is there currently a need for auths, would
contribution be welcomed?

Thanks for your answers!


[1] https://svn.torproject.org/svn/tor/branches/hidserv-perf/doc/v3-authority-howto.txt
[2] https://gitweb.torproject.org/torflow.git/blob/HEAD:/NetworkScanners/BwAuthority/README.BwAuthorities

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