Running TOR as a relay on Fedora 14

December 15, 2010
By Bogomil Shopov
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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.

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.

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