after long consideration I just made the decision to run a tor relay. Thinking of the Internet of my childhood in the 1990s. Installed on a fresh armbian stretch, edited some settings in /etc/tor/torrc and rebooted. Tor seems to be running fine according to /var/log /syslog and also has open (ESTABLISHED) connections to other relays showing after running
lsof -ni|grep tor. But....: when I try to run
$ tor or
# tor it gives me warnings and errors like these:
[warn] Could not bind to 0.0.0.0:9001: Address already in use. Is Tor already running?
Obviously, tor is already running. Top says so (user debian-tor). But why will the
torcommand not be okay with this? I've read that this is because of the debian package I installed. How do I change this behaviour, i.e. set tor to use only one user?
Thanks in advance!