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Re: [tor-talk] hiddden service on openwrt
as this is under "oldpackages" (sept. 2014) I don know wether this
package might get updated or not.
Right now, I'm creating the Openwrt - cross compile enviroment, takes
longer than excpeted; though I keep beeing patient :)
You also need to make sure OpenWRT signs packages with their private
key. Google search results don't contain anything that confirms that
they are. Somebody mentioned this here before.
Because if they don't sign packages, it doesn't make sense to even use
While working as part of Commotion Wireless  (which is built upon
openwrt), I wound up experimenting a lot with different tor+openwrt and
I've run hidden services successfully on TP-Link WDR-4300 -- they have
8mb of flash (storage), 128mb ram, and 2 usb ports. With an added flash
drive it's basically a small server. For the size-conscious, you can
also run a hidden service on a TP-Link 3040, but it gets a lot trickier
as you only have 32mb of ram to work with. For all sorts of reasons I
wouldn't recommend being a bridge/middle/exit node while running a
hidden service (especially on a router, which is already extremely
OpenWRT and Commotion both come with uhttpd (+cyassl), which is fine
to run basic websites and distribute files. It's also built into
openwrt. There's also mini-httpd, which is quite popular. But if
you're already using a flash drive as a surrogate hard drive, the 12kb
difference over uhttpd isn't going to really help. Of course,
Apache/nginx/lighttpd are all available.
The flash and ram on Ubiquiti pico/nanostations are too low to do
much of anything except run OpenWRT and act as access points. And
anything that is power-over-ethernet is going to be very difficult to
run a hidden service on full stop.
 I was briefly working on making a related package for openwrt but
stopped because of Reasons.
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― Dr. Seuss
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