[Freedombox-discuss] setting up a tor relay

Sunil Mohan Adapa sunil at medhas.org
Fri Feb 8 20:37:43 GMT 2019

On 08/02/19 11:55 am, ni nhar via Freedombox-discuss wrote:
> This is behind a Verizon router with port forwarding configured
> appropriately.
> In anonymity network (tor) on my freedombox it
> says
> tor is running.
> hidden service
> status ok
> configuration
> enable tor and enable tor relay and enable tor hidden service

If you are using hidden service for anonymity (as opposed to reaching
your FreedomBox easily), don't enable the relay as well. I created a bug
to explain and enforce this[1].

> relay
> service orport
> Is the shown port number the port number which should be forwarded on
> the router?
> https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#
> Do you enter the router's
> ip on the
> internet?

I have searched and found my ipv4 address on this search. Note that you
will be able to see your IP address here only after 3 hours of starting
the relay for the first time. Also see what to expect from relay traffic[2].

Unfortunately, I found a bug[3] that makes the relay stop working after
a reboot. Temporary work around is to enable/disable Tor from FreedomBox
UI after a reboot.


1) https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1494
2) https://blog.torproject.org/lifecycle-new-relay
3) https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/1495


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