2018-03-01 0:46 GMT+00:00 George <geo...@queair.net>:
>
> Vinícius Zavam:
> > 2018-02-25 21:23 GMT+00:00 Conrad Rockenhaus <con...@rockenhaus.com>:
> >>
> >> On Sunday, February 25, 2018 3:05:00 PM CST George wrote:
> >>> Conrad Rockenhaus:
> >>>> Hello All,
> >>>>
> >>>> If anyone is interested, I have a RAW image of a FreeBSD 11.1 ZFS
> > image
> >>>> that is fully configured and ready to run Tor. Right now it's an
> > eight GB
> >>>> image, but I'm reducing the size by removing all of the extra stuff
> > on it
> >>>> from the upgrade from FreeBSD 11 to 11.1.
> >>>
> >>> I think it's great to ease the implementation of Tor relays,
> >>> particularly on BSDs.
> >>
> >> My main thought process behind trying to ease the implementation of BSD
> > relays
> >> is the fact that we should diversify what we have online within the
> > network.
> >> Most of our nodes are Linux. What if we have another vulnerability that
> > comes
> >> out that hits Linux specifically again?
> >>
> >>>
> >>> However, I'd be wary of an image that I didn't build myself,
personally.
> >>>
> >> That's your opinion. The AWS relay project was very successful.
Numerous
> >> people ran an image that they didn't build. Numerous people also run
> > Docker
> >> containers that they didn't build. Numerous people run Vagrant boxes
they
> >> didn't build. You have the right to be weary, but there's numerous
people
> > out
> >> there who run other people's images everyday.
> >>
> >>>> If you're interested in the image let me know. This image has been
> > fully
> >>>> tested on OVH's Openstack infrastructure, so if you're interested in
> >>>> running it on their infrastructure, let me know and I can walk you
> >>>> through it, or you're more than welcome to host is within my cloud at
> >>>> cost (it's a low monthly rate and unlimited bandwidth).
> >>>
> >>> Another issue is that OVH is over relied upon for public nodes. It's
the
> >>> leading ASN with almost 15%.
> >>
> >> They're one of the few providers out there that allow exits. That's why
> > 15% of
> >> our exits are on OVH.
> >>
> >>>
> >>> https://torbsd.org/oostats/relays-bw-by-asn.txt
> >>>
> >>> OTOH, I do think we (in particular BSD people) need to facilitate the
> >>> implementation of BSD relays, including for VPS services for those
> >>> looking to test the waters.
> >>
> >> I completely agree.
> >
> > I wonder if people hosting Tor relays in any sort of VPS are doing
> > filesystem encryption.
> >
> >>>
> >>> The TDP wiki has a list of other BSD-offering VPSs, plus a script for
> >>> Vultur to build on OpenBSD. I tend to think using other people's
scripts
> >>> that can be reviewed and hacked is a better gateway for new relay
> >>> operators than images.
> >
> > you can combine the FreeBSD jails feature with your idea.
> > plus, do not share many Tor instances on the same machine/server/jail.
> >
>
> Actually, that raises a side point...
>
> FreeBSD jails are usually viewed as a tool to create full system with
> the glorious addition of root.
>
> But they can also be used to build minimal chroot-looking systems, in
> that they can be deliciously small, yet incredibly secure, especially
> compared to chroot.
>
> FreeBSD jails started as a simple http hosting solution a long while
> back, very much a "unorthodox solution to a traditional problem." But
> they have a utility that gets confused when they are considered
> just-another-virtualization alternative to delude users into thinking
> they have full system control.
>
> <snip>
>
> g
>
> --
>
>
> 34A6 0A1F F8EF B465 866F F0C5 5D92 1FD1 ECF6 1682

we can also use jails to run "qemu-based environments" and be able to
use/test Tor (in this case) in many different architectures; a particular
case may also involve a FreeBSD "qemu-jail", Tor and BuildBot


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Vinícius Zavam
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