[Tor-BSD] Multiple instances of Tor under freeBSD

Vinícius Zavam egypcio at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 12 15:59:17 EST 2016

2016-12-11 19:24 GMT-03:00, pa011 <pa011 at web.de>:
>> I haven't done it before, and I do wonder if/when it's necessary. There
>> are really high-bandwidth FreeBSD relay ops on this list, and it would
>> be useful to hear from them.
>> I guess one question I'd have for you Paul is *why* you need to do this?
> As others obviously more skilled folks here already wrote - thanks to your
> and their hints - I also got the impression on several exits that part of
> the CPU is most of the time unused, while having nearly endless Bandwidth.
> So from my experience you get definitely more out of a given set-up with
> running two instances and I guess even on a single core machine.
> Rgds
> Paul

you can also run different versions of it; which is a good thing.
plus, you increase the number of available ports on the Tor network
(either OR, Dir, or both) - running each daemon with a different port.

the max number of Tor "relays" you can run per IP address is 2;
(running in a FreeBSD jail is a good idea).

if you do have time (or interest) to do it, please consider
trying+testing the alpha/devel releases. one available patch for the
FreeBSD's security/tor-devel port is here:
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203014 (
// the you can get from Tor's git repo :)


Vinícius Zavam

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