i am using TOR to scrape .onion website.

i am making 1 request per second to be on safe side.

my question is can TOR network/specific relay server BAN my server's IP address for making too many requests in short period of time ?

what happens if something like this happens ?

will TOR installed on my machine find new relay on its own or i have to issue ?

service tor restart

every few hours for finding new relay servers ?

2 Answers 2


Tor will not ban you but your target site can.

  • can relay server i am connecting to BAN my IP ? and target site cant ban my ip as i am using TOR, so my ip wont be visible to target site.
    – user14856
    Nov 22, 2018 at 14:15
  • What information does the target onion site have to execute the ban?#
    – Jens Kubieziel
    Feb 21, 2019 at 22:50
  • circuit id. Its good for blocking not much dedicated DoS attackers. Feb 22, 2019 at 23:08

NO, it's impossible. However - it does not discards the rate limits e.t.c., so - just be nice to the website you're scraping

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