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I'm trying to build a bot but I need it that Tor will change servers every time I refresh the page. I could also use one if I get to manually change it using a command line. Any suggestions?

  • When you say "change servers", do you mean change to a new circuit? Or do you mean change a specific node? For example, a new entry (guard) node, or a new exit node? – Richard Horrocks Nov 15 '15 at 22:03
  • Which platform are you using? (Windows, Linux, Mac OS?) – Richard Horrocks Nov 15 '15 at 22:04
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Yes you can. I recommend using Stem to control your tor circuit. Hopefully that points you in the right direction. The link also has a menu with tutorials at the top that have some great examples to get used to using it. Good luck with your bot, I've made a few for Tor so I know it can be done.

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Yes. You can use stem.

Assuming your Tor control port is 9051 and no cookie or password is needed, the following code will initialize a controller object.

import stem
import stem.control
controller=stem.control.Controller.from_port()
controller.authenticate()

Then, each time you want a new circuit, you can use

controller.signal(stem.Signal.NEWNYM)

By default, Tor will only establish a new circuit in this way at most every 10 seconds. If you want to have new circuits more frequently, you will need to changed the source code. MAX_SIGNEWNYM_RATE means the interval in seconds (although its name suggests the rate) at which it will accept the signal NEWNYM.

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