Smallest cheapest device to run a tor home server?

Chris Palmer chris at
Thu Apr 10 17:58:47 UTC 2008

Tom Arnold writes:

> I have a linux WLAN router ( DD-WRT ) with 125 Mhz, 4 mb flash and 16 mb
> RAM ( 3 mb free ). Is that enough to run Tor?  ( I didnt find any recent
> ipk packages .. so i guess it is not worth it otherwise people would do it
> ... ) Would a 32 mb device with 200 mhz do the trick? Or what about the
> NSLU2 or the Linkstation. Or is a used laptop the best choice?

Those are all likely to be insufficient. A used laptop could work, or you
could take a look at sites like for small systems.

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