I want to force Tor to use only the nodes of a specific country so I have edited the configuration file torrcin this way

ExitNodes wg1337, toxiroxiIT, CatRelay02, PhantomIT, torpidsITseflow2, CatRelay01, cristorIsblack, torpidsITseflow, torfatline, fatline, murdock311, KongbucksWelcome, Thorshammer, SingularityFTW, foghorn, Blackmesa, iristhaumantias, WooptThereItIs, Unnamed, midland, Unnamed, foghorn2, ziorufus, partyvan1, TestTurkey, carsol, clash, openspaceTorr01, manymanymore, ctrlCorf, packrat, MoreAssThanSoul, default, Unnamed, default, default, 000serverant1, TORNetworkRelayA01, Steppenwolfe, suca, default, r00t, FawkesSwissBlade, default, megabruco, stratmikefend, Unnamed, CirKu17, default, MadCat, lospartano, pisellonio, default, Meres
StrictExitNodes 1
# If non-zero, try to write to disk less frequently than we would otherwise.
AvoidDiskWrites 1
# Store working data, state, keys, and caches here.
DataDirectory .\Data\Tor
GeoIPFile .\Data\Tor\geoip
# Where to send logging messages.  Format is minSeverity[-maxSeverity]
# (stderr|stdout|syslog|file FILENAME).
Log notice stdout
# Bind to this address to listen to connections from SOCKS-speaking
# applications.
SocksPort 9150
ControlPort 9151

where in ExitNodes line I have listed the names of nodes copied from Tor Network Map

Unfortunately editing the config file in this way Tor doesn't work and I cannot open any website.

Someone could help me?

  • 2
    The configuration option StrictExitNodes is deprecated; use StrictNodes instead. However, this should not stop your Tor client from functioning. In this case I would enable logging to a file and then see if it complains about anything.
    – Jobiwan
    Dec 20, 2014 at 17:23

1 Answer 1


Tor decided not to support the naming system anymore. There is a proposal which proposes to kill the Named flag. Sebastian Hahn announced this change in August 2014.

So instead of names you should use their fingerprints. For instance the relay CatRelay02 has the fingerprint CF6160C40FF2A9FB8A1CB5D02F4A2D56ACDC4CF6. Just insert this into you torrc and it should work again.

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