Anyone have any luck running tor on a Western Digital My Cloud NAS? Is there any guide for running tor on new embedded devices? Any guidelines for resources like memory?

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    I run Tor on a QNAP NAS. It has a plugin system that lets you install optware ipkg package manager. Maybe the MyCloud has something similar. From there I setup compiler, libraries, headers to build Tor from source.
    – Jobiwan
    Sep 28, 2014 at 17:04
  • I clarified my question with "Any guidelines for resources like memory?" QNAP looks more hefty than My Cloud but low end QNAPs have 512mb RAM too. Raspberry Pi's have that too, so that's good. Concern : shortattentionspade.com/… Sep 28, 2014 at 23:44

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It installs with no issue, enable SSH, login as root, and type

apt-get install tor

As for memory usage, many people run it on routers, which have only 32MB of memory.

There is no GUI for setting it up AFAIK, and will require the usual command line tinkering – if you are comfortable with that.

Warning: I've not personally tried using it, only installing it.

BIG BIG GOTCHA: You'll need to be running a "normal" (non 64k page size) kernel, which you can install following the instructions here: http://community.wd.com/t5/WD-My-Cloud/Clean-debian-and-OpenMediaVault-on-WDMyCloud/td-p/785505

  • Interesting, thanks for pointing out that and OMV. Apr 8, 2015 at 2:33

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