[tor-relays] FreeBSD 11.1 ZFS Tor Image

George george at queair.net
Sun Feb 25 21:05:00 UTC 2018

Conrad Rockenhaus:
> Hello All,
> If anyone is interested, I have a RAW image of a FreeBSD 11.1 ZFS image that 
> is fully configured and ready to run Tor. Right now it's an eight GB image, but 
> I'm reducing the size by removing all of the extra stuff on it from the 
> upgrade from FreeBSD 11 to 11.1.

I think it's great to ease the implementation of Tor relays,
particularly on BSDs.

However, I'd be wary of an image that I didn't build myself, personally.

> If you're interested in the image let me know. This image has been fully 
> tested on OVH's Openstack infrastructure, so if you're interested in running 
> it on their infrastructure, let me know and I can walk you through it, or 
> you're more than welcome to host is within my cloud at cost (it's a low 
> monthly rate and unlimited bandwidth).

Another issue is that OVH is over relied upon for public nodes. It's the
leading ASN with almost 15%.


OTOH, I do think we (in particular BSD people) need to facilitate the
implementation of BSD relays, including for VPS services for those
looking to test the waters.

The TDP wiki has a list of other BSD-offering VPSs, plus a script for
Vultur to build on OpenBSD. I tend to think using other people's scripts
that can be reviewed and hacked is a better gateway for new relay
operators than images.




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