[Noisebridge-discuss] Tor router

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Nov 16 12:59:11 PST 2011


On 11/16/2011 12:07 PM, Gustaf Björksten wrote:
> On 11/16/2011 03:01 PM, Ryan Castellucci wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Bill Pollock <bill at nostarch.com> wrote:
>>> My son and I have been trying to set up a Tor router on a Dreamplug. I
>>> think we've succeeded in bricking it *but* I think it can be saved.
>>> I've pulled out the SD Card but I don't know what to do with it. I've
>>> tried copying uboot to a partition but I don't know what to do with
>>> rootfs, which one to use, where to put it, and so on.
>>>
>>> Everything seemed to be working until we tried to copy the software
>>> from the flash drive to the router. I think the JTAG connection fell
>>> out (because it's a lousy connection) and there went the whole
>>> enchilada, as they say.
>>>
>>> Has anyone set one of these up successfully? And, if so, could I ask your help?
>>
>> I've got one of these, though I haven't had to de-brick one.  A quick
>> search seems to indicate that you'd want to use OpenOCD to halt the
>> cpu, load uBoot into memory, resume it, then flash from memory.
>>
>> This seems to be a pretty good description of how to fix it:
>> http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2647.0
>>
>> If you want to ping me on irc (ryan-c at freenode) I can probably help if
>> those instructions don't work.  I've also got a working DreamPlug at
>> home, and I'd be happy to image it and send you the image with
>> instructions on copying it to your SD card.
> 
> On a related topic, anyone wanting to build a Tor relay on domestic
> routers may want to take a look at this...
> 
> https://www.accesslabs.org/wiki/TorWRT
> 
> 

Here's our official project:
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/Torouter
https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/Torouter/Roadmap

All the best,
Jake


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