[Freedombox-discuss] verifying tor relay runs? Reposting.

Sunil Mohan Adapa sunil at medhas.org
Mon Apr 16 05:57:07 BST 2018

On Sunday 15 April 2018 02:21 AM, ni nhar wrote:
>  beaglebone black revision c
> freedombox stable free
> On a side note, if an image is free then all
> software on the computer follows the fsf
> requirements about libre software?

Yes. If the image is marked as free then everything including boot
loader, firmware and proper entries in /etc/apt/sources.list.

> Comment about tor configuration. I think the boxes
> should not be checked when you have installed
> freedombox.
> Instead a freedombox user should choose to select
> which options he may want to enable.

I suppose you are referring to Tor configuration options. Since Tor is
not installed by default and we are not enabling exit nodes, I think it
is not much of a problem.

> I have checked all tor configuration boxes.
> Except download packages over tor.

This means you have enabled Bridge Relay. These relays don't get listed
in the public Tor relay database. Only people trying to circumvent
censorship will use the node.

> I do not think tor relay works. The ethernet's
> leds do not flash. How can I verify if there is
> tor relay traffic?
> Can I write a command which tells me how much tor
> relay traffic has taken place?
> Diagnostic Results
> Module: tor says all green except
> Listening on tcp4 port
> Listening on tcp6 port
> Listening on tcp4 port
> Listening on tcp4 port
> Access URL http://www.debian.org on tcp6 via Tor
> Confirm Tor usage at https://check.torproject.org
> on tcp6
> I have omitted the port numbers because I do not
> know if they should be kept hidden.
> Do I have to make some settings on the freedombox
> computer or
> on my router? Any relevant pieces of wiki
> information I should
> read?

One thing we have not made clear in the interface of relay nodes is that
the FreedomBox needs to be reachable from the Internet. So you need a
static or dynamic public IP address on the FreedomBox. Or you must be
forwarding all the traffic from your router (which can be reached from
the Internet) to FreedomBox.

Look like you can check your relay here[1] after a few hours.

1) https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#simple


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