The trigger for me to provide a Tor exit relay was the crisis in the Ukraine in 2014.
But my motivation is much bigger (and few inches in size): the Stasi observation files about my parents.
Finally I'm convinced that freedom needs whistle blowing. And the later isn't possible w/o anonymity.
BTW the Stasi file about myself is very small, just few pages. Here's the scan.
The status of my relay is provided at atlas and torstatus. The Tor project provides a lot of other metrics, eg. about the network or relays. I wrote for my own purpose few helper scripts here available.
A breakin attempt using the BOINC client happened at 6th of Nov 2014. And here're few DDoS examples from the past:
/tmpis a tmpfs,
$> dig com. any +dnssec
ORPortare closed, DDoS handling (for IPv6 replace
-A INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 80 --match conntrack --ctstate NEW --match connlimit --connlimit-above 2 --connlimit-mask 32 -j DROP -A INPUT -p tcp --destination-port 443 --match conntrack --ctstate NEW --match connlimit --connlimit-above 2 --connlimit-mask 32 -j DROP
sshdlistens at a non-default port, no password login, no root login, force elliptic-curve algorithm for key exchange (
openssl dhparam -out /etc/ssl/private/dhparams.pem 2048 2>/dev/null
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