📆 February 21, 2023 | ⏱️ 1 minute read | 🏷️ computing

I2P and Tor Need Your Support

Since June 9th of 2022, the Tor network has been undergoing a DDoS attack. Since a couple weeks ago, I2P has also been undergoing a DDoS attack. It’s impossible to say for certain who’s attacking Tor, but it’s likely a nation-state. I don’t think it’s known who is attacking I2P or if the attacks are related.

Many people rely on these networks for their personal privacy and safety. Until GNUnet or something like it provides a full solution to the weaknesses of the existing network stack, Tor and I2P are the best alternatives. In order to make the attacks more expensive, please join me and run an I2P node or Tor relay if you can.

They’re both extremely easy to set up. I’ve run multiple Tor relays in the past for months at a time. I currently have 3 separate I2P nodes online and I’m working on provisioning a fast new Tor relay. All you have to do is install the software, change a few lines in the configuration file, restart the daemon, and you’re good to go. And if you enable automatic updates, the nodes practically maintain themselves.

So why not give it a try?