Place RetroShare and retroshare-nogui in your home directory
go to your home directory pi@retropi ~ $ cd ~/ pi@retropi ~ $ ./RetroShare RetroShare:: Successfully Installedthe SIGPIPE Block Hashed main executable: a7308a6c6283892a25f5af05986ee8b6a835ab89 retroShare::basedir() -> $HOME = /home/pi Creating Root Retroshare Config Directories pubring file "/home/pi/.retroshare/pgp/retroshare_public_keyring.gpg" not found. Creating a void keyring. Pubring read successfully. secring file "/home/pi/.retroshare/pgp/retroshare_secret_keyring.gpg" not found. Creating a void keyring. Secring read successfully. private trust database not found. No trust info loaded. getAvailableAccounts() No Existing User getRetroshareDataDirectory() Linux: /usr/share/RetroShareData Directory not Found: /usr/share/RetroShare Finding PGPUsers
Choose a nickname.
Enter a good, long, unique, new and secure password.
Select a Location Name.
Put a meaningful location for example: home, laptop, server, raspberrypi, etc ...
This field will be used to differentiate different installations with the same identity (PGP key)
Your RetroShare is now available and ready to use.
You can run the GUI directly on LXDE, with VNC or with X-Forwarding.
Done, RetroShare is now working on your Raspberry Pi
The onion Router - Tor is a service that helps you to protect your anonymity while using the Internet.
The goal of the Tor project
is to provide a censorship-resistant & safer access to the
Internet. It is the most widely used free & open source
anonymization technique in existence. It also makes it possible to host
services like websites in a secure and anonymous fashion ("hidden
Obviously, TOR needs a large amount of servers. As the TOR network is
not a commercial organisation, it requires voluntary supporters. But this support can be easy achieved with your Raspberry Pi.
How it Works
Tor helps to reduce the risks of both simple and sophisticated traffic
analysis by distributing your transactions over several places on the
Internet, so no single point can link you to your destination. The idea
is similar to using a twisty, hard-to-follow route in order to throw off
somebody who is tailing you — and then periodically erasing your
footprints. Instead of taking a direct route from source to
destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway
through several relays that cover your tracks so no observer at any
single point can tell where the data came from or where it's going.
Tor relays are also referred to as "routers" or "nodes." They receive
traffic on the Tor network and pass it along. Check out the Tor website
for a more detailed explanation of how Tor works.
There are three kinds of relays that you can run in order to help the Tor network: middle relays, exit relays, and bridges.
For greater security, all Tor traffic passes through at least three
relays before it reaches its destination. The first two relays are middle relays
which receive traffic and pass it along to another relay. Middle relays
add to the speed and robustness of the Tor network without making the
owner of the relay look like the source of the traffic. Middle relays
advertise their presence to the rest of the Tor network, so that any Tor
user can connect to them. Even if a malicious user employs the Tor
network to do something illegal, the IP address of a middle relay will
not show up as the source of the traffic. That means a middle relay is
generally safe to run in your home, in conjunction with other services,
or on a computer with your personal files. See our legal FAQ on Tor for more info.
EXIT RELAY An exit relay is the final relay
that Tor traffic passes through before it reaches its destination. Exit
relays advertise their presence to the entire Tor network, so they can
be used by any Tor users. Because Tor traffic exits through these
relays, the IP address of the exit relay is interpreted as the source of
the traffic. If a malicious user employs the Tor network to do
something that might be objectionable or illegal, the exit relay may
take the blame. People who run exit relays should be prepared to deal
with complaints, copyright takedown notices, and the possibility that
their servers may attract the attention of law enforcement agencies. If
you aren't prepared to deal with potential issues like this, you might
want to run a middle relay instead. We recommend that an exit relay
should be operated on a dedicated machine in a hosting facility that is
aware that the server is running an exit node. The Tor Project blog has
these excellent tips for running an exit relay. See our legal FAQ on Tor for more info.
BRIDGE Bridges are Tor relays which are not publicly listed as part
of the Tor network. Bridges are essential censorship-circumvention tools
in countries that regularly block the IP addresses of all publicly
listed Tor relays, such as China. A bridge is generally safe to run in
your home, in conjunction with other services, or on a computer with
your personal files.
Setting up a TOR Middle Relay on a Raspberry Pi
It is really easy to set up a Raspberry Pi Tor Relay to help the TOR Project by gifting some of your Bandwidth from your internet connection and CPU-Power of your Raspberry Pi and a little bit of your electricity.
1x 2-4 GB SD-Card from your old digicam (a 8GB class10 is available for 7€ at amazon)
1x a small Power Cable (pigtail or 3ft. 0.99$ on china-ebay)
1x a short ethernet cable (8" - 3ft. 0.99$ on china-ebay)
1x Raspberry Pi (from Farnell 43€ including shipping to europe in ~5days)
a Punnet case out Paper for 0$, selfbuilt with Lego ?$, cheapest plastic case on eBay for 8.9$, my case is the Pibow from Pimoroni for 17.95£
SUM: 45-50€ to run a Tor middle relay to boost and strenghten the TOR Project.
I am powering my Pi from my Router USB-Port, which saves me another micro-USB Power Supply Unit. Booting to the GUI (LXDE in Raspbian) is disabled. And the RAM for the GPU is set to a minimum. Maximum RAM for the ARM CPU.
Install TOR on your Raspberry Pi. Tor is available as a Debian Package which makes this step very easy. $ sudo apt-get update $
sudo apt-get install tor
When the installations is done, you have to edit the TOR configuration file.
Configuration FILE torrc
The file is available at location /etc/tor/ .
First make a backup of your torrc configuration file! $ sudo cp /etc/tor/torrc /etc/tor/torrc.backup
Edit the configuration file. $ sudo vi /etc/tor/torrc
You need to edit/change up to ~10 variables.
SocksPort 0 ## Tor opens a socks proxy on port 9050 by default -- even if you don't ## configure one below. Set "SocksPort 0" if you plan to run Tor only ## as a relay, and not make any local application connections yourself.
Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log
## Logs go to stdout at level "notice" unless redirected by something
## else, like one of the below lines. You can have as many Log lines as
## you want.
## We advise using "notice" in most cases, since anything more verbose
## may provide sensitive information to an attacker who obtains the logs.
## Send all messages of level 'notice' or higher to /var/log/tor/notices.log RunAsDaemon 1
## Uncomment this to start the process in the background... or use
## --runasdaemon 1 on the command line. This is ignored on Windows;
## see the FAQ entry if you want Tor to run as an NT service. ORPort 9001
## Required: what port to advertise for incoming Tor connections. DirPort 9030# what port to advertise for directory connections
## Uncomment this to mirror directory information for others. Please do
## if you have enough bandwidth.
ExitPolicy reject *:* # no exits allowed
This is necessary to run the TOR Node as a Relay only without the Exit-node functionality.
Nickname rasptorxxx # (you can chose whatever you like)
## A handle for your relay, so people don't have to refer to it by key. RelayBandwidthRate 100 KB # Throttle traffic to 100KB/s (800Kbps) RelayBandwidthBurst 200 KB # But allow bursts up to 200KB/s (1600Kbps)
## Define these to limit how much relayed traffic you will allow. Your
## own traffic is still unthrottled. Note that RelayBandwidthRate must
## be at least 20 KB.
## Note that units for these config options are bytes per second, not bits
## per second, and that prefixes are binary prefixes, i.e. 2^10, 2^20, etc.
## The port on which Tor will listen for local connections from Tor
## controller applications, as documented in control-spec.txt.
This is necessary for the Command Line Gui Tool TOR-ARM
After Changing of the settings you have to restart your Tor Server.
$ sudo /etc/init.d/tor restart
Now check if your Server is up and running. Check your logfile for a Success notice. $ cat /var/log/tor/log
If your installation and configuration was successful there should be a entry with "[notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks like client functionality is working." . $ cat /var/log/tor/notices.log Look out for "[notice] Self-testing indicates your DirPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent."
Thanks, you are now volunteering to the TOR-Project. Karma Points are raising!
You should be able to find now your Tor-Relay on a Torstatus List after a few hours.
Installing the ARM - TOR Status Monitor
The anonymizing relay monitor (arm) is a terminal status monitor for Tor, intended for command-line aficionados, ssh connections, and anyone with a tty terminal. This works much like top does for system usage, providing real time statistics for:
It shows several useful informations.
the running tor-version
nickname if set
fingerprint of your node
uptime of your server
process id of tor
CPU usage of TOR and ARM process
memory usage of TOR process
bandwith and limits
in and outgoing bandwith monitor
events in logfiles
many many more
You ned to set the Control Port in your Tor configuration file as described above! The Monitor Program needs this Port to control the tor-process and receive data. $ sudo apt-get install tor-arm
Starting $ sudo arm This starts arm as root, better is to start the Status Monitor with the user the TOR Server is using. [ARM_NOTICE] Arm is currently running with root permissions. This is not a good idea, andwill still work perfectly well if it's run with the same user as Tor (ie, starting with "sudo -udebian-tor arm"). Start arm with the TOR user. $ sudo -u debian-tor arm
Bodhi Linux is a Linux Distribution leveraging the fast, customizable, and beautiful Enlightenment Desktop. Enlightenment coupled with a minimal set of utilities such as a browser, text editor, and package management tools form the solid foundation of Bodhi Linux.
This should also work for other distributions like Raspbian, Occidentalis, etc ... which are available as SD-Card image.
First download the Bodhi Linux ARMHF Image from Bodhi Linux
There are also the md5sums and SHA1 checksums available to check your downloaded files, if the download worked correctly.
On any Linux machine there should be the md5sum command available.
For windows user are also programs like winmd5sum available to do this check. If this check was successful, can extract the *.tar.gz file.
For the Linux/*nix Users:
Check your devices directory with $ ls /dev/sd*
Insert your SD-Card to your sd-card slot on your computer.
Then check again your devices directory, the new device (your SD-card) should now be listed as a new entry in this directory. Your first Harddisk is normally /dev/sda, and /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 for your partitions.
Your SD-Card should be something like /dev/sdb.
We can easily use the old unix tool dd.
The command needs the parameters InputFile and OutputFile and BlockSize. dd if=image.img of=/path/to/drive bs=1M
Take care to don't mismatch if and of, or take the wrong device-path.
Then unmount the sd-card and insert it to your Raspberry Pi.
There are a few settings in the config.txt file available to overclock the Raspberry Pi.
The Standard Settings should be 700MHz ARM CPU, 250MHz Core, 400Mhz SDRAM without overvolting.
The easiest and fastest way is too use the raspi-config tool to overclock your Board. There is an overclock section, where you can set the maximum frequency for the CPU.
If your board is supporting the highest Turbo Mode, there is a performance improvement up to 50% compared to the 700Mhz. This is not only the
300Mhz+ CPU Speed, but also the faster RAM+25% and Core+100%.
A good and reliable power supply is suggested when you try overclocking.
The raspi-config tool has 5 overclock presets. It is not guaranteed to work flawless. But it is improving. Try the modest or medium one for some weeks. If there are no problems you can take the next step. I have tested mine, with different Distributions and now it is running in Turbo (=highest) Mode without problems. Temperature in 24/7 mode stays at ~55°C in a Pibow case.
If you choose too high an overclock, your Pi may fail to boot, in which
case holding down the shift key during boot up will disable the
overclock for that boot, allowing you to select a lower level.
The Raspberry Pi enables dynamically overclocking and overvolting when the CPU is busy. !!!without affecting your warranty!!! If theBCM2835 is getting too hot (85°C) it limits the Turbo mode and the Raspberry Pi is running only in the normal mode. This should only happen, in really hot environments.
config.txt or overclocking by hand
The config.txt file is stored on the first partition on the SD-Card. Your Raspi Linux System mounts the first partition to /boot , then config.txt is stored on /boot/config.txt. It is read by the GPU before the ARM Core is started. It is used to set system configuration parameters like, overscan, overclocking, display_modes, additional licenses for MPG-2/VC-1 codecs, ...
Common Used parameters:
arm_freq Frequency of ARM in MHz. Default 700
core_freq Frequency of GPU processor core in MHz. It have an impact on ARM performance since it drives L2 cache. Default 250
sdram_freq Frequency of SDRAM in MHz. Default 400
over_voltage ARM/GPU core voltage adjust. [-16,8] equates to [0.8V,1.4V] with 0.025V steps. force_turbo will allow values higher than 6. Default 0 (1.2V)
initial_turbo Enables turbo mode from boot for the given value in seconds (up to 60) or until cpufreq sets a frequency. Can help with sdcard corruption if overclocked. Default 0
Detailed List is Here for more different Settings like arm_freq_min, core_freq_min or other settings to underclock, higher values or other tweaks.
Be carefull with overriding limits (current and temperature)!!!
You will loose your warranty for your device if you use following settings combined. (force_turbo || current_limit_override || temp_limit>85) && over_voltage>0
Forcing the Turbo Mode together with OverVoltag will set the Sticky Bit.
Disabling the current limit together with overvoltage will set the Sticky Bit.
Increasing the Templimit over 85°C together with overvoltage will set the Sticky Bit.
The Sticky Bit is a bit which is only readable in the CPU and gets set when some dangerous settings are combined. If you send your Raspberry Pi back to your seller because it is broken, they can find out if you have used too dangerous overclock settings. Then there will be no refund.
You can check your sticky bit with $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
In the line with revision there should be something like this, which shows which manufacturing revision you are holding in your hand.
Revision : 0002
If the sticky bit is set it looks like this:
Revision : 1000002
Checking Temperature and CPU Speed
If you want to know your CPU speed which is at the moment used, you can find out with following commands: $ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq 700000 pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp 55148
The speed is measured in KHz, and has to be divided by 1000 to get the MHz. The temperature has also to be divided by 1000, to get the temperature in °C, which is in this example 55°C.
To test if the Raspberry Pi is using the CPU_driver when needed open a second SSH shell and type in the first something which needs really much CPU power, like: $ sudo apt-get update
In the other window check your speed a ten times. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq 1000000
It should sometimes show the overclocked speed when needed. Only if there is Load on the CPU.
If you don't know your IP address, you can either use the hostname. The ipscanner from my former post should help you finding out the IP address from your Raspberry Pi. # ssh pi@yourIPaddress email@example.com's password: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd /etc/network pi@raspberrypi /etc/network $ sudo vi interfaces
now change the line"iface lo inet loopback" to your demands: iface eth0 inet static # your IP Address address 10.0.0.220 # your netmask netmask 255.255.255.0 # your router/modem used as your gateway gateway 10.0.0.138
Lines starting with `#' are ignored. Note that end-of-line comments are NOT supported, comments must be on a line of their own. Then make a reboot: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo reboot
Your Pi should reboot now with the new ip address. There is a good manual available for the interface. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ man interfaces The static Method This method may be used to define Ethernet interfaces with statically allocated IPv4 addresses.