This is great news! Mozilla just began hosting middle relays a few
days ago as well. Facebook just set up a hidden service to allow
Tor users to access Facebook entirely within Tor. It's been a
good week for the folks over at Tor.
"Advertised Bandwidth 3.3 MB/s", what does it mean and can it be
As we do not set any advertised bandwidth in our configuration, the
value in Atlas is the bandwidth observed by the network. We are still in
a ramp-up phase and going to continue being so for until approximately
the end of 2014. Read
for more. We
do not plan to set an bandwidth limit at this point, either in the Tor
configuration or externally, in our network.
I would highly recommend the lifecycle blog post that was linked to for
anyone wanting to understand the statistics mentioned in Atlas.
If anyone has any questions about any of the information listed in Atlas,
you are welcome to shoot them my way as well. I'd be happy to answer
them or find someone who can.
* I see in
puppet that there is at least some logging enabled. What is
being logged and why? "The best policy is to keep no logs."
What logs are you referring to? If you're referring to "Log notice
/var/log/tor/tor.log" then this just logs statistics, nothing else.
torrc's manpage says on the matter: "[w]e advise using "notice" in
cases, since anything more verbose may provide sensitive information to
an attacker who obtains the logs". We do not keep traffic/usage logs in
any way nor are we planning to.
By default Tor doesn't keep any meaningful logs and the folks at the Tor
project get very upset if you change that, for obvious reasons.
Sidenote: I've just a few days ago been laid off. My last day at this
job will be on Friday, at which point I will be re-subscribing to this
list using the email address zellfaze(a)zellfaze.org.