[tor-relays] Exit Node with Onion Pi

Sharif Olorin sio at tesser.org
Fri Oct 9 13:03:25 UTC 2015

Hi Alex,

In addition to potential attention from law enforcement agencies, keep
in mind that running a Tor exit from your home connection (assuming you
aren't able to get a second dedicated IP for the relay) is likely to
significantly impact your regular Internet use. Some service providers
either block exit relays or make people connecting from an exit IP jump
through additional hoops (e.g., Cloudflare). You've probably noticed
some of these issues when browsing with Tor - browsing from the same IP
as an exit relay will be pretty similar (apart from speed, naturally).

> Would you guys suggest running a bridge/relay instead, or just not
> helping out in terms of bandwidth contribution?

Running a bridge or non-exit relay from a home connection is fine - I
haven't done it myself, but others on the list do.

Regarding throughput on a Raspberry Pi: as others have said, the Pi
won't saturate a 100Mb connection. If you're just after something that's
cheap and Pi-sized, you'd probably have better luck with something like
the ODROID C1[0]; you still may not saturate the link though.


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