A specific IP in the Tor network gets me kicked off dvdfab.com forum. I see a pop up that says an administrator banned this address.

Can I set tor to not use it or can tor not use it?

  • 2
    Possible duplicate of Can I exit from a specific country or node?
    – cacahuatl
    Oct 31 '16 at 22:33
  • Kind of a duplicate, maybe? But you can use the inverse, ExcludeExitNodes instead of ExitNodes, to not use specific exit nodes. Note that it's a bad idea in general, see the post for reasons why.
    – cacahuatl
    Oct 31 '16 at 22:34
  • If you can, please consider using a regular VPN service.
    – grooveplex
    Nov 1 '16 at 21:11
  • I don't think it is a duplicate because the question is about exiting a specific country and the OP wants to exclude one or more relays.
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Nov 4 '16 at 20:56
  • The question does explicit state "country or node" but fair enough, maybe the answers don't address the second point as explicitly.
    – cacahuatl
    Nov 4 '16 at 21:16

You can configure Tor in way that it doesn't use this specific IP address. Tor has a configuration option called ExcludeExitNodes:

A list of identity fingerprints, country codes, and address patterns of nodes to never use when picking an exit node---that is, a node that delivers traffic for you outside the Tor network. Note that any node listed in ExcludeNodes is automatically considered to be part of this list too. See the ExcludeNodes option for more information on how to specify nodes. See also the caveats on the "ExitNodes" option below.

So the best is to go to https://atlas.torproject.org/ and search for this IP address. Click on the entry and look for the fingerprint of the relay. Enter a line with ExcludeExitNodes FINGERPRINT into your torrc where FINGERPRINT is the value you found in the above page. When you restart Tor it won't use this exit address anymore.

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