I've just set up my first Tor node in my home (non-exit) and it seems to be working great, no issues setting it up. It was actually really easy which is awesome.

I have a question about one piece of info shown on the Nyx connections tab though.

The second to last column of every connection shows a number like 2.1m, +34.2m, or 14.4m. I first thought it was the connection time but new ones seem to pop onto the list with numbers higher than 0/1 so I don't think it's that, and not sure what the + would mean in that case either.

Could someone shed some light on it. The Nyx website doesn't really offer any descriptions about the information it displays.


  • I don't use Nyx so I have no idea if I'm right here, but it appears as if those show how long the connection has been alive. Here the 'm' shows minutes and the '+' identifies legacy connections (connections that have been alive longer than Nyx). See _draw_right_column().
    – Steve
    Jun 30, 2020 at 23:39
  • Thank you @Steve. I had convinced myself it couldn't be time, but it appears it must be. Thanks :D Jul 1, 2020 at 0:19


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