[tor-relays] A report on running a bridge on google cloud

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Mon May 3 21:40:48 UTC 2021

For the last 3 days its been 50 cents, whereas usually vps are $20 per
month at least. I am wondering whats the minimal amount of traffic a bridge
should push to be useful? I am thinking of limiting the tor bridge traffic
per month. Thanks.

On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 2:12 PM Matt Traudt <pastly at torproject.org> wrote:

> On 4/26/21 1:40 PM, Keifer Bly wrote:
> > So for a little bit over a week now, I have been running a bridge on
> > Google Cloud and it has charged less then $5. So, while too expensive
> > for running relays, it seems to be an ok service for running bridges on.
> Is $0.085/GB (egress) accurate[0]? Meaning you sent ~60 GB of traffic?
> That sounds really really expensive, even for a bridge. As soon as your
> bridge saw more meaningful usage, I would expect you to need to take it
> down.
> Or maybe your pockets are deeper than mine ;)
> [0]: https://cloud.google.com/network-tiers/pricing#standard-pricing
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