[tor-talk] Running a Tor node on a Rasberry Pi

Virgil Griffith i at virgil.gr
Fri Dec 26 03:46:29 UTC 2014

This exists.


But I suggest doing it on a Beagle Bone Black.  It can handle so much
more traffic than a raspberry pi.  Joshua Dakto is the
point-of-contact for this.
-- http://datko.net/


On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 8:45 PM,  <silence_eternal at hush.ai> wrote:
> I've been very interested recently with this idea of running a Tor
> server on one of these.A Raspberry Pi is a great little computer, and
> cheap as well, going for only around $40 for a Model B with a micro
> usb power cable and a micro sd card.With its low power draw and size,
> it has great potential for an unobtrusive Tor server you can simply
> keep in a cabinet or a small dyi case.I would love to be able to use
> it to run a Tor relay or exit node. However, I'm not as able with
> compiling and scripting as many of you, so I cannot easily do this.
> I would like to be able to have a distribution that could run on one
> of these RPi's. That would entail a very low usage of resources and
> compatible with an ARM processor.It wouldn't need any services or
> processes such as web browsing or even a GUI (but it would be handy
> for debugging).SSH would be wonderful so one could control it from
> their desktop (or even phone!)I would simply like to be able to image
> the distro onto a micro sd card, plug it into the RPi, and boot
> it.And, without any further user action, the RPi would start the Tor
> node.
> Now I understand there is already some packages already that do some
> of these.
> Tor-ramdisk (http://opensource.dyc.edu/tor-ramdisk) is a nice little
> Tor server that live-boots into RAM. However, I believe it requires
> some user interaction to set up on boot.Also, there aren't any
> versions that work with ARM processor architecture. I've emailed the
> creator and talked with him about porting it to ARM and I believe he
> is working on it.
> I recently just heard about the Cipollini project
> (https://github.com/gordon-morehouse/cipollini).This build seems to be
> more of what I'm looking for, but I haven't exactly figured out how to
> use it.Its also currently in the pre-alpha stages.
> Can anyone give me any help/tips/comments/feedback on resources or
> ideas or such?I would greatly appreciate it.
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