[tor-relays] Relay configuration for FreedomBox

James Valleroy james.valleroy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 02:59:30 UTC 2014


The FreedomBox project [1] is planning to include Tor in the upcoming
0.2 release. FreedomBox is intended to be used as an always-on server,
so its Tor node has been configured as a bridge relay.

There is also a need for FreedomBoxes to be able to find each other
regardless of location or restrictive firewall. This feature is not
yet completely implemented for FreedomBox, but it will likely involve
each box running a Tor hidden service, and making the initial
connection to other boxes over the Tor network.

Here is the configuration that we are currently using in /etc/tor/torrc:

ORPort 4431
BridgeRelay 1
Exitpolicy reject *:*

It is based on example configuration for bridge relays given in the
Tor documentation [2] but modified to still allow SOCKS connections.

Do you see any vulnerabilities, attacks, or risks with the current
configuration, and are there any changes that you would recommend?

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox
[2] https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges#RunningABridge


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