In AdvOR I can set circuit length. Can I set it in normal tor configuration file?

i read tor faq , and i dont find answer. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorFAQ


No, it's hardcoded inside tor's sources. Setting the circuit length is not as simple as it is spelled: developing this setting I've seen quite a pack of challenges:

  • Using statically changed path length has it's uses sometimes, I did the patch for it first and released it here on GitHub - but keep in mind, that using it as it is reduces your anonymity: your traffic can be a bit easier to determine, bu yes - it rises the encryption strength due to more layers elaborated
  • Using conditional path length is not that simple on a binary-level, and it has required me to rewrite quite a bunch of Tor's code. This patch will be released later with my solution.

For now - if you need to set the longer path somewhere - you should use Stem or other Tor control protocol clients to construct the custom circuits for your very paricular tasks

  • Were you ever able to get dynamic default path lengths working?
    – DylanYoung
    Dec 19 '20 at 21:09

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.