Costs of becoming a Mix Operator

Although there aren't any costs for licencing fees for the software and the service itself, you should keep in mind that operating a Mix server might get expensive for you. You will need to
  • buy or hire server hardware (at least one server, typically between 50 and 200 Euro per month),
  • buy a heavy amount of network traffic each month (from hundreds of gigabytes up to some terabytes per month; the typical price per gigabyte ranges from 0.02 to 0.25 Euro Cent)
  • spend time for configuration and maintenance of your server (several hours per month)
  • hire legal advice that helps you in case of misuse of your server
If you think that you can't handle these costs, you should seek our advice.

Maybe you would like to take part in the Premium system, where users pay for traffic. While only a few people are willing to offer Mixes for free, there are many who would do that if they get hteir traffic paid. Therefore it may take some time until we can offer you a Premium operator contract.



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Restrictions for the Dresden (JAP) anonymisation servers
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