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    Question Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    Hey all,

    I have one ~12/12Mbit internet connection that used to be torrent 'server', now I'm trying to think of some bit less illegal use for it. :-P

    Only thing I can think of is running a tor relay, I installed tor+vidalia for winxp but it didn't work well, after several hours of configuring it i noticed "problems with win xp" in patch notes. Well, tor website seems to have instructions for several linux distros, so I pick opensuse.

    After installing openSuse i went back to:(https://www.torproject.org/docs/rpms.html.en), but it seems that server doesn't have rpm for opensuse. At this point I'm starting to get _slightly_ annoyed by tor.

    Thus I decide to write here (tor doesn't have forum).

    Is there reasonably easy way to get tor server running on opensuse OR can someone think some other use for not needed bandwidth?

    My linux experience is around ~24hours so I'd rather not try compiling the code. :-P

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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:36:03 +0000, seegge wrote:

    > Is there reasonably easy way to get tor server running on opensuse OR
    > can someone think some other use for not needed bandwidth?


    Welcome!

    Try searching http://software.opensuse.org/search - tor is available in
    an additional repository, and should be fairly easy to set up once
    installed.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    Quote Originally Posted by seegge View Post
    Thus I decide to write here (tor doesn't have forum).
    Tor users correspond through mailing lists,

    https://www.torproject.org/docs/docu...n#MailingLists

    In particular, note the tor-relays list.

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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj

    Try searching [url=http://software.opensuse.org/search
    software.opensuse.org: Search[/url] - tor is available in
    an additional repository, and should be fairly easy to set up once
    installed.

    Ok, thanks, found tor and vidalia (gui). They should be running now:

    seegge@linux-fvye:~> netstat -atun
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
    tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:9030 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
    tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:9001 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN

    And I edited (etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2):

    FW_SERVICES_EXT_TCP="9001 9030"

    Is that correct way to open those ports for this purpose?

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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    On Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:26:03 +0000, seegge wrote:

    > Is that correct way to open those ports for this purpose?


    I would use the YaST firewall configuration to make sure it's done
    properly.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    Hello,

    I went to
    https://www.torproject.org/download/...d-easy.html.en

    from where I downloaded Tor Browser Bundle for Linux as:
    tor-browser-gnu-linux-i686-2.2.38-1-dev-en-US.tar.gz

    I extracted it, by Ark as example, and placed the directories and the file.
    Just calling the file ' start-tor-browser ' and Tor runs.

    I hope that is enough, because my knowledge simple ends there.
    Good look,

    Pablo Vegezzi

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    Default Re: Tor relay or some other use for useless internet connection

    palp56 [Pablo]
    What a nice way to do things! A single tarball, unpack wherever you want to and just launch it. Notice that the bundled vidalia control panel that pops up has a button "Setup Relaying" that makes it all very easy with different levels of involvement.

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