I know a bridge is used an an entry node, but what if I want to use either another Bridge as an Exit Node, or at least, use the Bridge function for the Exit Node rather than the entry node.


I want set an external Bridge as my Exit Node, not act as a Bridge myself.

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if it's configured like one - yes. A bridge is just an "entrance" for a Tor network, and it's normal if you're also allowing exiting traffic from one. So you can't use remote bridge as an exit if it's not configured as one, and you can configure your bridge to be also an exit node. That's it =)

UPDATE: by @Anonymous request for information :

To make a Bridge you must add to your torrc next lines :

BridgeRelay 1
PublishServerDescriptor 1

or - if you want to be a stealth bridge second one must be zero( i.e. PublishServerDescriptor 0 )

Pluggable transports, etc are irrelevant - they're configured separatedly if there's a need to do so. Basically theese two lines are making you a bridge.

To become an exit you must add just one line :

ExitRelay 1

and that's it! Configure your ExitPolicy set to reflect what you're explicitly allow and deny, but even the default ones are good for a start :

reject *:25
reject *:119
reject *:135-139
reject *:445
reject *:563
reject *:1214
reject *:4661-4666
reject *:6346-6429
reject *:6699
reject *:6881-6999
accept *:*
  • Can you elaborate on the steps of doing that in torrc?
    – Anonymous
    Feb 26, 2016 at 13:05
  • @Anonymous take a look at my update, feel free to request an additional details if you need them
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Feb 26, 2016 at 13:29
  • Thank you. But I see these are to make me a Bridge, rather I'm a user who wants to set a bridge to be my Exit Node, not act as an Exit Node myself.
    – Anonymous
    Feb 26, 2016 at 14:24
  • @Anonymous you will be able to do what you want if it's configured to be a bridge and an exit node. You can use StrictNodes and ExitNodes config clauses and try to set your bridge as an exit. You will succeed if it's configured as an exit too, but if it don't - then you will fail.
    – Alexey Vesnin
    Feb 26, 2016 at 15:04
  • Thank you. I'll explore this further. I've been trying to set bridges as Exit Nodes using ExitNodes and StrictNodes for hours now. Doesn't seem to work. Though when I get a connection and be able to browse, some sites can still see that I'm using Tor. Though I'm not sure if Tor is even correctly routing Exit traffic through that Exit Bridge.
    – Anonymous
    Feb 26, 2016 at 16:28

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