History

2023-November-28

2023-November-12

  • Emerald Onion published a bridge management shell script for Tor operators on Github.

2023-October-31

2023-August-13

  • Emerald Onion setup one of the first Veilid headless/server nodes while attending DEF CON 31.

2023-April-30

2023-April-7

2023-March-13

  • Emerald Onion's Tor exit probability hit 3rd in the world (4.9118%) with advertised bandwidth at 1,907 MiB's and peak throughput at 5.2 Gbps symmetrical.

2022-October-31

2021-October-4

  • Emerald Onion's Tor exit traffic peaked at 10.25 Gigabits (symmetrical) at 2.77 million packets per second.

2021-September-28

  • Tor Project's synthetic bandwidth measurements made Emerald Onion temporarily look like #1 in Tor Exit providers @ 11.65 Gbps Advertised Bandwidth and 17% Exit Probability.

2021-September-19

  • Emerald Onion deployed two more AMD Epyc 7402P servers along with 80 new Tor exit relays for stress testing, for 118 relays in total.

2021-March-25

2021-March-24

  • Emerald Onion migrated 20 (of 37) relays to a new AMD Epyc 7402P system using HardenedBSD 13.

2021-February-5

2021-January-6

  • Emerald Onion upgraded their Seattle edge router to a MikroTik CCR1072-1G-8S+.

2020-August-10

  • Emerald Onion joined the League of Entropy to provide verifiable randomness as a service.

2020-June-27

2020-June-17

  • Emerald Onion deployed a Point of Presence (POP) in Fremont, California with connectivity to FCIX, thanks to a Hurricane Electric donation.

2019-August-8

  • Emerald Onion's overclocked Intel i7-8086k system became the fastest Tor relay.
  • Emerald Onion's total advertised bandwidth reached 10.9 Gbps (symmetrical).

2019-June-24

  • Emerald Onion added an Intel QuickAssist Adapter 8950 to the overclocked Intel i7-8086k relay and migrated its OS to CentOS.

2019-June-21

  • Emerald Onion reached top 4 of exit families, 5.65% exit probability, at 8.9 Gbps (symmetrical) advertised bandwidth.

2019-June-10

  • Emerald Onion migrated their Intel Xeon D-2146NT edge router to VyOS.

2019-May-13

  • Emerald Onion deployed two Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 relay servers using HardenedBSD 12.

2019-May-1

  • Emerald Onion reached 3.05% exit probability at 4.6 Gbps (symmetrical) advertised bandwidth.

2019-April-27

  • Emerald Onion reached top 5 of exit families at 4.04 Gbps (symmetrical) advertised bandwidth.

2019-April-15

  • Emerald Onion reached the top 10 of Tor exit families for the first time.

2019-April-8

  • Emerald Onion migrated their edge router to an Intel Xeon D-2146NT system using HardenedBSD 12.

2019-April-2

  • Emerald Onion deployed a 40-core Tor relay server using HardenedBSD and Ansible-Relayor.

2019-April-1

2019-March-12

  • Emerald Onion reached the top 11 of Tor exit families for the first time.

2019-March-6

  • Emerald Onion deployed 10 Gbps high-availability switching for their Local Area Network (LAN).

2019-February-24

  • Emerald Onion upgraded their edge router to an Intel Xeon D-1557 system.

2018-December-9

  • Emerald Onion completed IRR deployment with ARIN.

2018-November-14

  • Emerald Onion deployed an overclocked (Intel i7-8086k at 5.2 GHz) Linux server for Tor relaying.

2018-August-10

  • yawnbox presented Emerald Onion to DEF CON 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2018-June-30

2018-June-2

  • Emerald Onion migrated their edge router from pfSense to HardenedBSD.

2018-March-26

2018-March-14

2017-October-27

  • Emerald Onion's 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status approved by the United States IRS.

2017-September-22

  • Emerald Onion reached top 12 of exit families for the first time.

2017-August-19

  • Emerald Onion deployed DNSSEC for forward and reverse lookup zones.

2017-July-19

  • Emerald Onion was granted their first direct-assignment IPv4 /24 subnet from ARIN.

2017-July-11

  • Emerald Onion breached 1 Gbps (symmetrical) actual throughput from Tor exit relay traffic.

2017-July-7

  • Emerald Onion deployed a 1 Gbps link to Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX).

2017-July-2

  • Emerald Onion was assigned Autonomous System Number (ASN) 396507 by ARIN.
  • Emerald Onion turned on their first Tor exit relays.

2017-June-30

  • Emerald Onion was granted their first direct-assignment IPv6 /36 subnet from ARIN.

2017-June-19

  • Emerald Onion deployed this website, emeraldonion.org.

2017-June-15

  • Emerald Onion received nonprofit incorporation approval by Washington's Secretary of State.