[tor-relays] Tools for managing multiple relays

starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx starlight.2015q3 at binnacle.cx
Thu Oct 15 21:11:23 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 15, 2015 at 20:20:13 -0000, nusenu <nusenu at openmailbox.org> wrote:
>>> LeaseWeb has 49 euro 100TB servers available
>>> in the Netherlands--killer exit boxes that will
>>> rate high and pull 15000 per Blutmagie.  OVH has
>>> good offerings as well
>>Please consider diversity when adding relays.
>>OVH (AS) and NL (CC) are among the worst places
>>to add relays from a (simplified) diversity
>>point of view.

Problem is costs in Asia are like ten
times costs in Europe.  US is double or
triple.  Other locales still cost more.

So is it better to run a 100TB server for
$60/month in Germany or the Netherlands
where privacy is a major priority, or a 1TB
VPS in Singapore for $25/month?  Both are
presumed easily collectable by five-eyes
agencies.  The former provides substantial
incremental usability while the cost/benefit
of the latter is far less compelling.

Russia, Ukraine, etc might be better
in theory except they surveille too,
are less constrained by law and harbor
obviously dubious actors (not
saying don't consider it).

That many independent operators contribute
is terrific for diversity in itself
--perhaps the most important factor.

Choices are not simple.

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