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:

name=Tor and Vidalia

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:


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.