First of all I use Tor a lot (as a user) and feel I should contribute to it if I can. To that end, I recently installed tor (from git) and point my firefox proxy settings to SOCKS and 127.0.0.1 9050 and the "check if using Tor" page says congrats.
Now I would like to be an exit relay. Up front, I know almost nothing about networking, the internet, etc. so please provide details if you volunteer help. My /usr/local/etc/tor/torrc file is:
ControlPort 9051 CookieAuthentication 1 ORPort 9001 Nickname ******** RelayBandwidthRate 100 KB # Throttle traffic to 100KB/s (800Kbps) RelayBandwidthBurst 200 KB # But allow bursts up to 200KB/s (1600Kbps) DirPort 9030 # what port to advertise for directory connections
I've seen some solutions using dnsexit or tor-fw-helper, but this is certainly not in my wheelhouse and those helps do not provide enough details. Can anyone help me to get this running?
I'm on Linux Mint 18.2 and using a wifi router WNDR3800 Netgear (though I'd plug in a LAN cable if it helped). I'm also with MyCharter.
Thanks in advance!
PS: I've waited a while and now the warning seems to have concluded wtih;
Sep 11 17:33:01.000 [warn] Your server (126.96.36.199:8999) has not managed to confirm that its ORPort is reachable. Relays do not publish descriptors until their ORPort and DirPort are reachable. Please check your firewalls, ports, address, /etc/hosts file, etc. Sep 11 17:33:01.000 [warn] Your server (188.8.131.52:9030) has not managed to confirm that its DirPort is reachable. Relays do not publish descriptors until their ORPort and DirPort are reachable. Please check your firewalls, ports, address, /etc/hosts file, etc.
PPS. Different OS and no solution: Setting up Tor relay and port reachability test failed error message Also, similar reasons for this not helping me Port Reachability Test Failed _ detailed info