I setted up a tor relay in a vm and set the number of cpu to four in the config. Everything is working great.

My remaining question is: Should I copy this machine and run multiple instances? Would this help the network? If yes, how many should I run?

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If you will be able to put them in different C-class subnets on a static IPv4 addresses - then run as much as you need. Actually, you can set the cpu count to 2, it's ok because the crypto part in Tor is still single-thread

  • Why should I put them into different C-class subnets? And "as much as you need"? I don't need anyone, I try to help the network ;) Reither I asked myself home much makes sense.
    – Binary
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 10:15
  • Because IP's in one C-class subnet are very easy to ban and it will be better to have a different addresses. To help the network - the more the better :) Every node makes the network more diverse and capable of carrying a greater load
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 10:17
  • OK thanks! That makes sense! I will run the other servers on Port 22, 110, and 143
    – Binary
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 10:56
  • Use 80 as DirPort, 443 as ORPort - or if you want to run a bridge I advice you to use 80 as DirPort, 443 as Obfs4 bridge port and 22 as ORPort
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 10:59
  • I already have a web server running on this port, otherwise I would have done this.
    – Binary
    Commented Feb 3, 2017 at 15:23

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