The Onion Routed Cloud. ORC is a decentralized, anonymous, object storage platform owned and operated by allies in defense of human rights and opposition to censorship.
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Warning! ORC is alpha software and is still a highly experimental test network! Be smart, keep backups, and stay safe out there!
Pull the image from Docker Hub.
docker pull orcproject/orc
Create a data directory on the host.
If you are running ORC for the first time, mount the data directory and run it normally.
docker run --volume ~/.config/orcd:/root/.config/orcd orcproject/orc
This will generate a fresh configuration and setup the data directory. Modify
the created configuration at
~/.config/orcd/config as desired (see the
Configuration Guide) and send
SIGINT to the process (
Ctrl+C). If you want to
provide storage capacity to the network, be sure to set your desired allocation
Once you are finished, run the ORC container again, but expose the API to the host, mount the data directory, allocate a pseudo TTY, detach the process, and tell docker to keep it running (even starting automatically on system boot).
docker run \ --publish 127.0.0.1:9089:9089 \ --volume ~/.config/orcd:/root/.config/orcd \ --restart always \ --tty --detach orcproject/orc
Once the container has started, you can use use the guide for Using the REST API
to interact with it! You can watch your logs with
tail -f ~/.config/orcd/orcd.log.
docker run documentation
for more information. If you prefer to install ORC manually, see the guide for
Manual Installation. Once installed, simply run
orcd with an optional
configuration file using the
--config <path/to/config> option.
Automatic Security Updates
When running the ORC server installation with Docker, you can configure your node to periodically check for updates and automatically download the latest image and restart your node to make sure you are always running the latest stable release. Since you already have Docker installed, pull the image for Watchtower and run it.
docker pull v2tec/watchtower docker run -d --name watchtower -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock v2tec/watchtower
Now, Watchtower will check for the latest stable images for running containers and automatically update them.
To hack on the ORC project, clone this repository and use Docker Compose:
git clone https://github.com/orcproject/orc cd orc docker-compose up --force-recreate --build
This will volume mount the the appropriate directories for development, and
then boots up a complete sandboxed ORC network, including a complete sandboxed
Tor network and once bootstrapped, binds port
10089 to the host for full
end-to-end testing. The development container does not persist state between
runs. Note that stable releases are tagged and the
master branch may contain
unstable or bleeding-edge code.
ORC - Distributed Anonymous Cloud
Copyright (C) 2017 Counterpoint Hackerspace, Ltd.
Copyright (C) 2017 Gordon Hall
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
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