[Tor-BSD] Hi new list/Recommended operating platforms
george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Feb 19 13:27:52 EST 2013
On 02/19/13 09:24, Brian Callahan wrote:
> Hi everyone --
And 'hi' to you too Brian. I was going to wait until it was announced
to broader audiences, but no need to delay. The archives are online.
> As mentioned on the NYCBUG Announcement list, the only BSD recommended
> by the Tor Project is FreeBSD 5.x or higher, despite there being ports
> for the other BSDs. Does anyone know where I can find the Tor project's
> rationale behind that?
First thing I'd note is that one of the weaknesses of Tor's network is
that it's overwhelmingly Linux, and thus a monoculture. There are OSX,
FreeBSD, Windows and OpenBSD relays out there, but I think enabling the
BSDs to be a better performing platform would help diversify the base.
A very useful list:
So it's in the FAQ:
But AFAIK, all the BSDs have lower performance than the Linuxes with
Tor, and I only started recently to dive into the related sysctl knobs.
Then again, benchmarking is another big path to dive into...
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