[tor-relays] Help with FreeBSD relays

René Ladan rene0 at freedom.nl
Wed Mar 31 11:09:45 UTC 2021

On 30-03-2021 15:47, Shawn Webb wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 02:36:36AM +0000, xplato wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> I am a bit of a noob here so please bear with me. I ran a relay using Ubuntu with very few issues however I decide to add an additional relay and decided to use FreeBSD. They will only run for around 18 hours and then they shut down. I have adjust the torrc file every way I know how and increased the Max vnodes thinking this may have been my issue. I can post the sysrc and torrc if needed. Anyone that might help me figure this out I would be grateful otherwise I am going to reluctantly move them both back to Ubuntu.
> Emerald Onion runs over twenty Tor exit nodes on HardenedBSD 12 and
> 13. Given Tor's need for security, you might want to consider using
> HardenedBSD, a derivative of FreeBSD that implements exploit
> mitigations and security hardening technologies. FreeBSD's state of
> security leaves much to be desired. Tor's relay operators and users
> really should at least have exploit mitigations like ASLR and W^X
> applied.
But it won't fix the problem at hand, unless memory management in 
HardenedBSD is different than in FreeBSD.


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