[tor-relays] forward relay connections

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Thu May 23 08:54:42 UTC 2019

I think that a network based to much on remotes VMs, with closed source 
software running on the most deep machine level, is not very resilient 
and secure.

So the reason why I was thinking to do so is that I wanted to run a 
small exit relay on a device running only open source software, like 
Olimex Lime2 does, and under my direct control.

The latency from my home and the VM is not so high (45-50 ms), and I was 
pretty sure that with a proper configuration I didn't risk that users 
exit through my home connection.  But If you say that with a so small 
bandwidth It can't run properly, I trust you, so I keep a non-exit relay.

Anyway thanks for your advices

Il 22/05/19 11:05, nusenu ha scritto:
> tor-relay at riseup.net:
>> I'm running a non exit relay on a debian machine (in the next few
>> months I will switch to *BSD) on a Lime2.
> I assume you are referring to a relay run at home.
>> I'm running an exit relay
>> too on a remote VM.
>> I would turn my non-exit relay in an exit one, but for obvious
>> reasons, I don't want to run It from my shitty ISP IP. I could give
>> 10-14 mbps from my home connection, so I think that the lime2 would
>> be  powerful enough to run It properly.
> I would discourage such a setup for the following reasons:
> - this setup includes the risk that users will exit
> through your home broadband IP address (bad!) if tunnels break down
> - such setups that introduce an additional hop decrease the user-experience
> - most users will not be happy with an "10-14mbps" exit at a home broadband connection
> - it is not clear to me why you would involve your home IP at all for your exit
> if you have a VM in a datacenter
> nonetheless, thanks for running relays,
> nusenu
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