I've set up a tor relay that has no Guard flag, but I want to use it as a Guard relay when I use Tor from outside. But sometimes it works and sometimes not. Why is this so hard and what can I do to use my relay at any time when it's up?

In my client, I added the followind line to the torrc:

 EntryNodes $fingerprint_of_my_relay

What's wrong with this?

  • You may have to also add "StrictNodes 1" Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 14:43
  • Thank you for your answer, but that doesn't fix it. My client doesn't use any Tor nodes it wants to use. The two possibilities are: 1) connecting to my Tor relay 2) don't open any circuits because Tor can't find my relay although it's online. What's wrong with it?
    – Oebbler
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 17:03
  • How are you checking that your relay is part of the network? Commented Apr 9, 2016 at 18:21


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