Exit Node Configuration

Note: This is an advanced topic. If you are not familiar with the concepts in this document, please familiarize yourself with them first before proceeding.

Instructions are for installing an exit node on the Debian 10 operating system.

Babeld Installation

Install the latest version of babeld on the node. The latest version can be found currently at https://repo.tomesh.net/repos/apt/debian/pool/main/b/babeld/

Redistribute default gateway

Redistribute the default gateway to network, and prevent other exit node announcements from being accepted.

Create or append to the /etc/babeld.conf file

redistribute ip ::/0 le 64 metric 256
redistribute ip le 24 metric 256
in ip le 0 deny
in ip ::/0 le 0 deny

Enable NAT

Create /etc/rc.local and chmod +x it

Add the following content to the file

ip6tables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
iptables -t nat -F POSTROUTING
ip6tables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
exit 0

L2TP tunnels

Layer 2 tunneling protocol is used to allow gateways to connect over the internet to the exit node.

Server side scripts that support DDNS can be found in the toronto-community-network repository.