Im following this tutorial to make by Raspberry Pi a Tor Hotspot. I successfully setuped a working Hotspot which is connected to internet, and now I want that all the traffic will go trough the Tor network.

In this part of the tutorial, we should install Tor using:

sudo apt get install tor

and then edit Tor configuration file using nano:

sudo nano /etc/tor/torrc

to change Tor configuration. I successfuly installed Tor, and the service is working, but for some reason /etc/tor/torrc exists, but it's a blank file.

How can I fix this?

Im using the latest version of Raspabian (Debian port), and Raspberry Pi model B.

  • Have you checked /usr/local/etc/tor/torrc ?
    – mirimir
    Jul 24, 2014 at 19:38
  • @mirimir Yes. But /usr/local/etc has no folder called Tor... Jul 24, 2014 at 20:08
  • Well, if Tor is running, there must be a torrc somewhere? Try "find / torrc".
    – mirimir
    Jul 24, 2014 at 21:22
  • @mirimir There is, but it is empty. Jul 24, 2014 at 21:36
  • I was assuming that you had created the empty file by trying to edit it. But whatever, if Tor is working, there must be a non-empty torrc somewhere.
    – mirimir
    Jul 24, 2014 at 21:59

1 Answer 1


Found a solution!

I Formatted the SD card using SDFormatter, and reburn Raspabian using Win32DiskImager - in other words, reinstalled Raspabian.

And then:

sudo apt-get update install tor

just installed tor with the full torrc file. I guess that it's a good solution for most of you with this problem, but because i used my Pi as a Tor Hotspot, it wasnt a big deal.

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