[tor-relays] Running A Bridge Alongside My Relay
keifer.bly at gmail.com
Sun May 27 02:10:32 UTC 2018
They do support port forwarding, I have used it before. I have just only ever used their service before with Windows so may need to get used to it some on Linux. Is there a guide to setting up an obfuscated bridge on Debian? I am aware this may not work fantastically as virtual machines can be a pain, and also the vpn may not be the best way to run a relay, but will try it to see if it works out ok.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Running A Bridge Alongside My Relay
On 05/26/2018 01:30 PM, Keifer Bly wrote:
> I am subscribed to a vpn service (purevpn) however there service changes
> their IP address and location every few minutes. Would this be a useable
> bridge? Thank you.
It's the custom PureVPN client that's changing servers periodically. If
you run standard openvpn demon, you can specify particular servers. So
the IP address won't be changing.
However, you would need to forward the bridge port (TCP 443) to the VPN
exit server. And it looks like PureVPN doesn't allow that. So you'd need
to use a VPN service that does.
For the one-year plan, PureVPN costs ~$4 per month. Decent VPNs that do
support port forwarding cost about $5-$9 per month. But for that, you
can lease a VPS with gigabit uplink. And running a bridge won't likely
generate abuse complaints.
> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 4:40 PM Neel Chauhan <neel at neelc.org> wrote:
>> You normally can't run a server through a regular "proxy" as you would
>> need to be able to advertise an open port for the bridge and regular
>> proxy servers won't let you do that. You can do it if you use a VPN with
>> a public IP address for the bridge however, or a second IP address, but
>> you would need to pay $$$ for this.
>> -Neel Chauhan
>> On 2018-05-26 16:19, Keifer Bly wrote:
>>> Yes but I would run it through the proxy so it would have the proxy IP
>>> address. I just noticed tor could use more bridges as there are four
>>> times as many public relays as their are bridges.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On May 26, 2018, at 12:44 PM, Logforme <m7527 at abc.se> wrote:
>>>>> So I am considering running a bridge alongside my relay gotland
>>>> Would the bridge use the same public IP address as the relay?
>>>> Since you already run a relay, that IP address is public. The point of
>>>> bridges is that they are not public so they are harder to block.
>>>> A government that censors the internet would surely block access to
>>>> all Tor relay IP addresses.
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