[tor-talk] Refreshed Tor Cloud Images

Runa A. Sandvik runa.sandvik at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 07:56:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM,  <ix4svs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 February 2012 20:54, Runa A. Sandvik <runa.sandvik at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> The Tor Cloud [1] images for all the seven regions have been updated to
>> include the latest cloud image for stable Ubuntu release 10.04.4 LTS
>> (Lucid Lynx). These new images are available on the Tor Cloud website.
> Great idea - thanks for providing these images. Deployment of new
> instances is a breeze.
> One question on the included configuration: It seems to currently cap
> bandwidth at 10GB/week. But AWS Free Usage Tier gives us 15GB/month.
> Wouldn't
> AccountingStart month 1 10:00
> AccountingMax 15 GB
> be a more sensible default for people trying this out? Making this as
> cost-free as possible should help with Tor Cloud adoption.
> Does this config limit the usefulness of the relay?

It does, unfortunately. A bridge pushing 15 GB per month is not nearly
as useful as a bridge pushing 40 GB per month (which seems to be the
average for bridges). With the free tier, and 40 GB per month, you
still end up paying less than $3 a month.

Runa A. Sandvik

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