Nahum Shalman

Running a Tor relay with Docker in the JPC

Jessie Frazelle did some really nice work wrapping up Tor into a Docker image.

I tried running it in the Joyent Public Cloud (JPC) back in January but ran into a bug in the LX implementation.

As I noted in the bug report today, the bug has been fixed.

This means you can now quickly and easily spin up a pretty inexpensive Tor relay in the JPC.

For now this probably only works in the "us-east-3b" beta datacenter, but as platform upgrades roll through the rest of the JPC it will work in other datacenters too.

Many thanks to Jessie for "Dockerizing" Tor, and to Bryan Cantrill for fixing the bug.