[tor-talk] Open Source Router

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Thu Nov 28 00:27:51 UTC 2013

On 11/27/2013 04:59 PM, Ed Fletcher wrote:
> There has been lots of discussion on this list about the Safeplug, which
> didn't garner much enthusiasm from the list members.  I haven't seen
> this project mentioned:
> http://www.orp1.com/
> An open-source software and hardware router for Tor, vpn, etc.  Being
> open-source, it eliminates a lot of the concerns expressed about the
> Safeplug.  The downside is it costs US$400.  It's being crowd-funded via
> Indigogo and they are seeking $200,000 to get it going.  I really don't
> know if they will be successful or not.  Too early to tell.
> It seems to me that a project similar to DD-WRT but specifically aimed
> at providing Tor would be a _lot_ less expensive.
> What I do find encouraging is the number of Tor related projects that
> are springing up in the aftermath of the NSA revelations.

I've found that pfSense works well as a Tor gateway. But I haven't taken
the time yet to tighten pf rules, or attempt building the latest Tor
release in FreeBSD.

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