[Noisebridge-discuss] Tor router

Gustaf Björksten gustaf at accessnow.org
Wed Nov 16 20:07:34 UTC 2011

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...


Gustaf Björksten
Technology Director
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