71 - Tor Part II: Running a Tor Relay

71 - Tor Part II: Running a Tor Relay

The Watchman Privacy Podcast

Gabriel Custodiet gives the floor to Urban Hacker again to explain what a Tor relay is and how to run one. They cover why you should run a relay, why you shouldn’t run an exit relay, and why Bitcoiners in particular have an obligation to run a relay in their homes. Urban Hacker offers a lot of insider details, such as what to expect from your ISP, what equipment you need, how to protect your home router, and why a Tor bridge might be the best way to start.


Tor Links
→ https://community.torproject.org/relay/
→ https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html
→ https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/bridge/


Guest Links
→ https://urbanhacker.net/
→ https://twitter.com/realUrbanHacker
→ https://t.me/Realurbanhacker (Telegram)
→ https://geyser.fund/project/theorangepillsimulator (Urban Hacker’s Bitcoin game)

Watchman Privacy
→ https://watchmanprivacy.com (newsletter, consultation requests)
→ https://twitter.com/watchmanprivacy
→ https://www.amazon.com/Watchman-Guide-Privacy-Financial-Lifestyle/dp/B08PX7KFS2


Privacy Courses (supports the show)
→ https://rpf.gumroad.com/l/privatebitcoin
→ https://rpf.gumroad.com/l/hackproof


Monero Donation Address (If you can't see the whole string, double click in the middle to select all)


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0:00 – Introduction
1:26 – What is a Tor Relay?
2:23 – Three types of relays
4:03 – Which relay should a beginner run?
6:34 – What do we know about people who run Tor relays?
8:25 – Does one connect to one’s own relay?
9:38 – What does your ISP see when you run a Tor relay?
12:36 – Basic requirements for running a Tor relay
15:55 – Hardware requirements
20:13 – Personal consequences of running a Tor relay
24:43 – First steps to setting up a relay; what to expect
28:33 – Common mistakes
30:48 – Running a Tor bridge
33:29 – Snowflake
36:20 – Why should Bitcoiners care about Tor relays?
38:48 – Final thoughts 

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