Running a tor relay on Centos 7, version

Looking at the notices.log, I've noticed this warning for the first time in a week:

[warn] Received http status code 302 ("Found") from server '<Server IP>' while fetching consensus directory.

After some searching, other users have seen the same warning with http code 404 (not found), however I'm receiving a 302 (found). I couldn't find anyone else reporting this kind of warning.

The way I understand it is that < Server IP > sent a http request (via tor) to my server, and my server replied with code 302. I'm not sure this is ok.

Is this something I need to worry about? Do I need to perhaps check some of my settings?

My torrc config looks something like this (comments stripped for brevity):

Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices.log
ORPort 9001
Address <my server ip>
Nickname <some name>
ContactInfo <some info>
DirPortFrontPage /<somepath>/tor-exit-notice.html
ExitRelay 0

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Take a look at the suggested configuration for CentOS. As long as you aren't running an exit node, this should be all you need. You can also find help from fellow relay operators here.

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    Understood. I take it you're saying that's nothing to worry about as I did review the info from the tor project website.
    – John
    Feb 9, 2020 at 21:00
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    pretty much. I always keep an eye on metrics.torproject.org/rs.html to make sure that the network doesn't see anything wrong with my relay that I should be concerned about.
    – elmerjfudd
    Feb 9, 2020 at 21:19

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