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 * a Tor node with the Nickname of your software project or company conveys your commitment to unrestricted internet access * a Tor node with the Nickname of your software project or company conveys your commitment to unrestricted internet access
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 +* the privacy-enhancing technology world is a fertile ground for security-focused people entering technology, and the BSDs as an alternative operating system is vital to the future
  
 ===Is there a benefit to the Tor network if my entity runs a node?=== ===Is there a benefit to the Tor network if my entity runs a node?===
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 Tor itself benefits on a number of levels. Tor itself benefits on a number of levels.
  
 * for an entity running a BSD, Tor benefits from the diversification on the operating system level, as the Tor ecosystem is overwhelmingly Linux * for an entity running a BSD, Tor benefits from the diversification on the operating system level, as the Tor ecosystem is overwhelmingly Linux
  
-===Do other entities or projects run their own Tor nodes?===+* the area of privacy-enhancing technology, including ​Tor, only maintains a marginal *BSD presence, and more BSD is critical to attracting the next wave of BSD developers and advocates from this growing, security-focused crowd
  
-The most notable example, and great example for othersis Mozilla ​running ​12 Tor relays starting ​in December 2014.+* Tor has critical and legitimate role protecting targeted individuals and parties around the globeincluding journalists and human rights workers. ​ Your entity ​running ​Tor relay in its name provides legitimacy to Tor.
  
-Mozilla'​s relays were a significant contribution to the Tor network, and their nodes also allow exit traffic.+===Do other entities or projects run their own Tor nodes?=== 
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 +The most notable example, and a great example for others, is Mozilla running 12 Tor relays starting in December 2014. Mozilla'​s relays were a significant contribution to the Tor network, and their nodes also allowed ​exit traffic. Currently for unknown reasons, the Mozilla relays are down.
  
-At this point, New York Internet has contributed two high-bandwidth Tor relays out of its New Jersey data center to the **TDP** effort.+At this point, New York Internet has contributed two high-bandwidth Tor relays out of its New Jersey data center to the **TDP** effort ​which will be online shortly.
  
 ===What resources do we need to run a BSD relay?=== ===What resources do we need to run a BSD relay?===
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 * at least one public IP address, separate from your production IP block * at least one public IP address, separate from your production IP block
  
-* a dedicated computer capable of routing internet data, from an APU to a multi-core server with gigabytes of RAM+* a dedicated computer capable of routing internet data, from an APU to a multi-core server with a few gigabytes of RAM
  
 * a method of upgrading and maintaining the system, in whatever manner is the norm for your entity, whether manual, shell scripts or configuration management tools * a method of upgrading and maintaining the system, in whatever manner is the norm for your entity, whether manual, shell scripts or configuration management tools
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 ===What is the time/labor commitment?​=== ===What is the time/labor commitment?​===
  
-Most entities should only require a few hours to build, configure and test a Tor relay, assuming a purely manual ​purpose.+Most entities should only require a few hours to build, configure and test a Tor relay, assuming a purely manual ​process.
  
 Binary and/or automated upgrades are easy enough with the BSDs, and for a single-purpose system such as a Tor relay, the task is even simpler. Binary and/or automated upgrades are easy enough with the BSDs, and for a single-purpose system such as a Tor relay, the task is even simpler.
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 +The purpose of this wiki is to make running a Tor node easier and hassle-free on the BSDs.
  
 ===Will there be any problems with my IP space, including blacklisting,​ etc?=== ===Will there be any problems with my IP space, including blacklisting,​ etc?===
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 Of course, running an exit node would be a terrific contribution,​ but initially we recommend taking this one step at a time. Of course, running an exit node would be a terrific contribution,​ but initially we recommend taking this one step at a time.
  
-Tor relay IPs are all public, not just the exit nodes, and if you don't have an IP in a separate ​block, it might make more sense to run a bridge. Tor bridges are private gateways into the Tor network selectively distributed to censored users.+Tor relay IPs are all public, not just the exit nodes. A number of entities block all public Tor IPs. 
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 +If you don't have an IP block separate from the production network, it makes more sense to run a bridge. Tor bridges are private gateways into the Tor network selectively distributed to censored users.
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