🧅 Tor Relay Operator Meetup

Tor friends, relay operators, and anyone who wants to learn about Tor relays and Snowflake proxy:

Join us today, Saturday, May 21 @ 1900 UTC (starting in 10 minutes)!


🎊 HUGE news worth celebrating!🎊

The Russian block on our website (torproject.org) has been successfully lifted for now, thanks to tireless work from our legal team in Russia, Roskomsvoboda.


📢 Exit relay operators, we need you to upgrade to Tor as soon as possible! This is the first stable Tor release with support for congestion control, which will result in significant performance improvements for users. Upgrade to now.


Some people abuse the Tor network by sending Spam. That's an unfortunate reality on the Internet, with or without Tor.

But @SpamCop_net@twitter.com reports sending us to a page full of Spam links? What's up with that?

Nebenbei sank die Leistungsaufnahme von 330W auf 240W. Nun schauen wir u.a. noch, wie Bandbreite und Temperatur bei 2,45 GHz aussehen.

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Die CPU wurde zu warm.

21:30 Uhr: Lüfter aufgedreht, nach und nach 40 Tor-Instanzen schlafen gelegt.
22:40 Uhr: CPU Freq. auf 2 GHz gesetzt,
22:45 Uhr: Lüfter runtergedreht
22:50 Uhr: 40 Instanzen wieder gestartet

@kantorkel @utzer Ist leider nicht gerade exzessiv dokumentiert, weil es bislang eine Anwender*in gibt, uns. Fragen/Anmerkungen/Issues sehr willkommen!

@kantorkel @utzer Ausserdem haben wir dieses Playbook, was unsere Server fast komplett (bis auf Monitoring) konfiguriert: github.com/alxndr42/playbook-t

Die Frage "War IP-Adresse X an Tag Y ein Tor Relay?" lässt sich mit Hilfe des Exonerator Service beantworten: metrics.torproject.org/exonera

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Die IP-Adressen unserer Middle und Exit Relays veröffentlichen wir auf unserer Homepage: artikel10.org/dienste/tor-rela

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Wir betreiben nun (non-exit) -Knoten in

, etc know your activities while muted. Researchers intercepted network traffic and analysed audio data WHILE USERS WERE MUTED. They trained a classifier and could identify typical background activities like cooking, cleaning, typing.

I don’t share the idea of the researchers by the way that a mic that can pick up cooking sound shouldn’t be able to pick up bathroom sound, too. 😜 (sounds rather like an American approach to this question)


Wir haben heute unseren Server in Berlin getauscht, daher gab es eine größere Downtime.

As of last night, I am running a Tor bridge on a cheap VPS. According to these metrics, that seems like a pretty effective way of enabling Internet access for Russians.

While the setup was dead easy, following the official guide, I took pains to pay attention and figure out what I am actually doing. Took me about four hours including docs, prep, and cleanup.

In the first 12 hours of its operation, my bridge already served 25 unique clients with thousands of connections.

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