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change our "should i be a relay or a bridge" answer, and link to it from the bridge page

Roger Dingledine authored on22/08/2011 03:36:47
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-    If you want to help out and you can't run a <a href="<page
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-    docs/tor-doc-relay>">normal Tor relay</a>, you should
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-    run a bridge relay. You can configure it either way:
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+    If you want to help out, you should <a href="<page
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+    docs/faq>#RelayOrBridge">decide whether you want to run a normal Tor
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+    relay or a bridge relay</a>. You can configure your bridge either
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+    manually or graphically:
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     <ul>
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-    <li> manually <a href="<page docs/faq>#torrc">edit
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+    <li>manually <a href="<page docs/faq>#torrc">edit
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     your torrc file</a> to be just these four lines:<br>
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     SocksPort 0
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     publically or not.
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-    <p>Right now, there are a small number of places in the world that filter
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-    connections to the Tor network. So getting a lot of bridges running
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-    right now is mostly a backup measure, a) in case the Tor network does
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-    get blocked in more places, and b) for people who want an extra layer of
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-    security because they're worried somebody will recognize that it's a
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-    public Tor relay IP address they're contacting.
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-    </p>
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-    <p>So should you run a normal relay or bridge relay? If you have
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-    lots of bandwidth, you should definitely run a normal relay &mdash;
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-    bridge relays see very little use these days. If you're willing to
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-    <a href="#ExitPolicies">be an exit</a>, you should definitely run a normal
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-    relay, since we need more exits. If you can't be an exit and only have
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-    a little bit of bandwidth, then flip a coin. Thanks for volunteering!
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+    <p>Right now, China is the main place in the world that filters
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+    connections to the Tor network. So bridges are useful a) for users in
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+    China, b) as a backup measure in case the Tor network gets blocked in
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+    more places, and c) for people who want an extra layer of security
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+    because they're worried somebody will recognize that it's a public
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+    Tor relay IP address they're contacting.
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+    </p>
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+    <p>So should you run a normal relay or bridge relay? If you have lots
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+    of bandwidth, you should definitely run a normal relay &mdash; the
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+    average bridge doesn't see much load these days. If you're willing
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+    to <a href="#ExitPolicies">be an exit</a>, you should definitely
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+    run a normal relay, since we need more exits. If you can't be an
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+    exit and only have a little bit of bandwidth, be a bridge. Thanks
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+    for volunteering!
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     </p>
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