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As of today, the highest performing Tor node is pushing about 30 MB/s so if you are looking for tips, I'd suggest trying to match what the fastest Tor nodes are doing. Firstly, choose a good platform. Linux works well, as does FreeBSD. Avoid Windows; while it is possible to get good performance out of Windows it requires a very different programming style ...


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Yes, in a sense they are less secure since it's probably trivial, given sufficient access, to copy the system. Real hardware requires physical access and is, perhaps, easier to detect: an extended and/or unexplained downtime would probably be noticed. However, diversity is very important for the Tor network. Therefore, if the choice is between a bridge or ...


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How many users does your cloud bridge have? Many bridges, especially new ones, haven't had their address given out to very many users yet, so they see very little activity. At the same time, your Tor fetches directory information (list of relays in the network, whether they're up right now, etc) in order to have it ready to give users when they show up. So ...


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Setting up your own bridge on a standard Linux system is not very difficult. Any cloud provider that provides you with an Debian or Ubuntu option would be a good start. Get the base image, install the debian packages Tor provides and configure your torrc accordingly. Optionally, add pluggable transports. Voilà. Maybe this should just be documented ...


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This option is for setting the proxy port Tor uses. When you start the Tor Browser Bundle an instance of Tor will also be started. This is what you see listening on Port 9150 and where by default the Tor Browser would connect. What service is running on port 9956? If you start another instance of Tor on port 9956, you really don't need to. If you have ...


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Looks like ssh can't find your key file. Is the file name tor-cloud-server.pem or tor-cloud-servers.pem? And are you running this command from your home directory? If not, try an absolute path: ssh -i ~/tor-cloud-server.pem root@ec2-54-221-135-106.compute-1.amazonaws.com


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directory server periodically uploads the list of nodes that are available for relaying data. client selects three nodes from this list and gets their public key using which it encrypt data multiple times and sends data to first node of the circuit. each node in the circuit decrypts one layer using their private key. and exit node send data to the ...


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I think you're confused a little. The Tor cloud instance is not about surfing at all, and there's not too much to interact with for a Tor relay. Exposing a Tor control port over the network is a bad idea, because the protocol is not secured and used only for local connections directly to it. To make use of it on your ec2 instance, install the controller ...


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In the torrc file set RunAsDaemon 1. and after uncomment this ControlPort 9051 and #HashedControlPassword after no message of error in arm.


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Let's imagine you want to reach a website. Your tor client gets 3 relays out of list of available ones. After that it shares different decryption/encryption keys with each relay. Then it encrypts the packets 3 times and sends them. Each relay decrypts one layer and exit one can see all data going to the website decrypted as plain text. When your data reaches ...


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in the directions on their site they tell you to click the link on this page (https://cloud.torproject.org/#get_started) to the correct AMI images (us-east-1-virginia)... this is a ubuntu with the tor config stuff already to go (Tor-Cloud-EC2--us-east-1-04-13-2013-20616 - ami-4a7c1a23) as far as your last question it is not so much on trust or encryption ...


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Sometimes, with slow sites, loading the page takes so long that the connection is reset. Sometimes it works simply by trying again. There could also be a problem with loading data from other hosts. You could check the 'Developer Console' in your browser.


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The easiest way is to shut down the current instance and start a new one with the other image. Amazon charges by the hour, so you don't waste any money by doing so. That being said, if you feel adventurous, it might be possible to turn your private bridge into a public one. I assume that the only difference is that your private bridge has an entry ...


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