nood,How much traffic do you plan on pushing? I have a few relays running on VPS's. The highest specs I have on them are 384mb ram, 2 procs. You can get a lot of cheapies and take advantage of their generous traffic limits, just be aware that there is usually a reason they are cheap. I have a few cheap VPS's at 2host.com that push around 500Kbytes to 1.5 Mbytes/Sec, which is pretty slow, but hey, every bit counts right? I have only been running it for a few days so I am sure traffic will pick up in the long run.
Check out this link: http://www.lowendbox.com/blog/2host-6-29-256mb-xen-vps/
(Coupon code still worked for me a few weeks ago)Just keep in mind that speeds could be sporadic since VPS's are usually sharing the bandwidth between other VPS's on the host node.
Hope some of that is useful. On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:20:50 -0500, Will Smith wrote:
Wow it is great to hear I'm on the same track as some of your thinking. I'm assuming the $1200 figure is too costly for the groupnow, correct? I've spoken at length with one of the admins at 1984 andI feel like we could throttle the node ourselves and they could monitor externally and just shut it down if we exceed a previouslyagreed upon limit. Does anyone here have experience running a Tor ExitNode off a VPS? What's the smallest requirements I could get away with? -nood -------- Original Message -------- From: Moritz Bartl <moritz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Apparently from: torservers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: torservers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tor] Rokabear, Icelandic Hosting for Tor (was: Re: Re: TorserversFoundation Meeting Planning) Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:06:19 +0100Rokabear was among the ISPs I have contacted recently. I should reallyfind some time to add more to the wiki :-( "A 100 Mbit link unmetered is $1200 a month, billed on 95 percentile usage. That is just bandwidth, not the server or anything else."About Iceland: I talked to 1984.is, too, and yes, they said they wanted to offer Tor hosting soon but don't seem to be able to properly limitbandwidth usage yet. I have also talked to the CEO at thordc.is. Quote 15.10.2010:"We charge 700€ pr rack and that is with 16 Amps of power included. Ifyou need less than a rack we charge 20 € for each U, power included.1Mbps is around 12€ pr month and 100Mbps is about 900€. We can provide any HW you like. We have a reseller agreement with HP, Dell, IBM, EMC,SuperMicro, NetApp, Cisco to name a few.The virtual machine prices depend on the size but just to give you anexample:CL-1C512M Cloud Virtual machine 1 CPU core, 512 MB memory 20 GB diskspace 25€CL-1C2G Cloud Virtual machine 1 CPU core, 2 GB memory 20 GBdisk space 80€CL-2C4G Cloud Virtual machine 2 CPU core, 4 GB memory 20 GBdisk space 160€CL-3C6G Cloud Virtual machine 3 CPU core, 6 GB memory 20 GBdisk space 250€CL-4C8G Cloud Virtual machine 4 CPU core, 8 GB memory 20 GB diskspace 350€ CL-5C10G Cloud Virtual machine 5 CPU core, 10 GB memory 20 GB disk space 500€ CL-6C12G Cloud Virtual machine 6 CPU core, 12 GB memory 20 GB disk space 600€ CL-7C14G Cloud Virtual machine 7 CPU core, 14 GB memory 20 GB disk space 700€" (someone, please add this to the wiki) -- Moritz Bartl http://www.torservers.net/