Building a Tor Bridge Relay on Raspberry Pi

mr.smashy
CodeX
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4 min readDec 26, 2021

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Helping bypass censorship and foster a free and open internet

Why Would You Do This?

Tor is a distributed network that adds a degree of anonymity to your traffic by sending it through a distributed network of relays. These relays are well known, there is a public directory, and can be blocked by ISPs and governments to prevent access to the Tor network. Bridge relays are Tor relays that are not listed in the public Tor directory. That means that ISPs or governments trying to block access to the Tor network can’t simply block all bridges. Bridges are useful for Tor users under oppressive regimes, and for people who want an extra layer of security because they’re worried somebody will recognize that they are contacting a public Tor relay IP address.

Recently Russia has been blocking Tor. They have been blocking bridge relays as well. To help fight for an open internet, setting up a Tor bridge relay will help fight this censorship.

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Any Raspberry Pi will work. The faster and more memory, the better. This is essentially a donation in the fight against online censorship and…

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mr.smashy
CodeX
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