Running a Tor Relay (New Guide)

The New Guide to Running a Tor Relay

Have we told you lately how much we love our relay operators? Relays are the backbone of the Tor network, providing strength and bandwidth for our millions of users worldwide. Without the thousands of fast, reliable relays in the network, Tor wouldn’t exist.

Have you considered running a relay, but didn’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re just looking for a way to help Tor, but you’ve always thought that running a relay was too complicated or technical for you and the documentation seemed daunting.

We’re here to tell you that you can become one of the many thousands of relay operators powering the Tor network, if you have some basic command-line experience.

If you can’t help support the Tor network by running a relay, don’t despair! There’s are always ways to volunteer and of course to donate.

Your support helps everyone who uses Tor and sometimes results in really cool graphics, like this one for running a Tor relay:

If you want something a bit closer to the edge, try creating a graphic where spy rays from corporations and governments bounce off of secure autos, computers, homes, phones.

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