I've just upgraded Ubuntu and Tor has also been upgraded, as I use the package officially provided by the OS maintainers.
I did certain changes to the
torrc file, namely I decided to run a bridge exit relay. Then I restarted Tor and wanted to check if it was working normally. I used to do this by either checking the
/var/log/tor/log file or by checking my IP at https://torstatus.blutmagie.de/. But now I learned that Tor seems to have dropped logging several months ago, since I have no log files older than October, 25th, 2017, when I, probably, upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10.
I searched for occurrences of the "log" word in the default
torrc file, and found mentions that now Tor outputs logs to STDERR and STDOUT and one can uncomment necessary lines in the block:
## Logs go to stdout at level "notice" unless redirected by something ## else, like one of the below lines. You can have as many Log lines as ## you want. ## ## We advise using "notice" in most cases, since anything more verbose ## may provide sensitive information to an attacker who obtains the logs. ## ## Send all messages of level 'notice' or higher to /var/log/tor/notices.log #Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log ## Send every possible message to /var/log/tor/debug.log #Log debug file /var/log/tor/debug.log
I included those lines in an included file, so in the
/etc/tor/torrc I have:
And in the
/etc/torrc.custom I have:
## Send all messages of level 'notice' or higher to /var/log/tor/notices.log #Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log ## Send every possible message to /var/log/tor/debug.log Log debug file /var/log/tor/debug.log
And I still don't see any log files.
Could anyone help me with this? How can I find the log files or how can I check my bridge relay works normally?