Running TOR as a relay on Fedora 14

Categories Open Technologies

Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Install && configure

0. Create a .repo file

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# vi tor.repo

1. Put the following content into this file:

[torproject]
name=Tor and Vidalia
enabled=1
autorefresh=0
baseurl=http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/rpm/fc14/
type=rpm-md
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/rpm/RPM-GPG-KEY-torproject.org

2. Run:

#yum install tor vidalia

3. After the install run vidalia as a “normal” user and run vidalia in order to help the project:

#vidalia

4. Setup
You will see a screen like this. Click on “Setup relaying”

Fill your data:
vidalia 1
setup vidalia/tor

Make sure it works. Click on “Message Log”. And see what is going on. Mine is working well:


The Tor network relies on volunteers to donate bandwidth. The more people who run relays, the faster the Tor network will be. If you have at least 20 kilobytes/s each way, please help out Tor by configuring your Tor to be a relay too.

Talks in Romania and Bulgaria (feat. Chuck Norris)

Categories Community Management, Drumbeat, Mozilla, Open Technologies

I am going to talk at several events in next weeks.

I am starting this weekend. I will share my ideas about how to make money using your hacking skills at Wordcamp Romania. The exact topic is (if you are from North America, don’t read this – warning) Fuck the cola, Fuck the whiskey, all we need is more hackers :)

Next one will be in November 12th in Sofia. I will explain why “Only Chuck Norris can CLOSE the open web“.

One week after this event I will be speaking at very very popular OpenFest conference, and the topic wil be, well …. ” Only Chuck Norris can CLOSE the open source.

The final talk will be at November 26th, during Freelance Con in Sofia and will be about “Effective Telework, Online Project and Team Collaboration”.

It will be very interesting month full of emotions and freedom