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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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TorBrowser connected through Chutney uses real external Tor nodes

I have setup a Chutney tool successfully and was wondering if I can route my traffic through a Chutney-made network and to the internet. I was going to test that using TorBrowser and providing custom ...
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Instructions for bridges do not match the browser tools

There are a few places in the user manuals that talk about bridges. Three different methods of using bridges are mentioned, however, only one of them works. I have looked exhaustively and have been ...
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When using a pluggable transport such as Snowflake, how does the OP know what bridge it is talking to?

I understand that when using Tor in the "normal" way, it can directly access either directory authorities or fallback directories over plain HTTP to start learning about network status and ...
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What happens when an ISP blocks all directory servers?

What happens when ISP blocks all DA's. Do we need to use a VPN? Are DA's blocked in Tor blocked countries? How a Tor client gets bridge IP when DA's are blocked?
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Seperating the browser from the client

I really like the simplicity and the interface of the tor browser's configuration and connection step. Maybe it is not as simple as the terminal but after trying to configure I had to admit defeat. I ...
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The scary torrc

I've been trying to set exit nodes and obfs4 bridge(country blocking tor) into my torrc file but I can't find a recent post about that or any beginner friendly explanation. Can anyone provide me with ...
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How do I download photos/videos from Tor Android?

I want to browse the internet safely, and I'm using some imageboard sites on there but can't for the life of me download any images or webms. I've even got an Orbot VPN and connected to bridges on the ...
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Having trouble connecting to tor via cli but TorBrowser connects without Problems

I'm trying to run tor via terminal because I just need the proxy functionality and not all the other stuff TorBrowser offers. I'm on macOS and installed tor using brew install tor tor is censored on ...
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debian-tor vs User

Switch from root to user = su usrname >Password. The problems start when I try and su to debian-tor. First I get a query for a password which it doesn't have. So I make a pass for debian-tor and ...
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Tor Bridge Access to 127.0.0.1

I entered ss -nlt and the display showed 127.0.0.1 has two connections: the first is 37XXX and the second is 9051 the control port. I this normal? This is a bridge, and has been up a little over three ...
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Unable to get tor bridges

There are simply two ways to get tor bridges: sending an email to bridges@torproject.org with an empty subject and get transport obfs4 as body using BridgeDB I can't receive bridges using either of ...
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Bridge fails to run

I changed my perfectly running relay of 30 days to a bridge. That's when the problems started. Running as usr tor --verify-config Configuration is valid systemctl start tor.service Pass entered - ...
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How to use meek with Tor expert bundle?

I have setup the Tor browser bundle to use meek/bridges, etc... But I am trying to also use meek with the Tor expert bundle (Tor as as service) and I have no idea how to, I have Google and searched ...
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Tor Bridge Issue

Below is the first thing that pops up when I run Nyx. [Warn]Pluggable Transport process terminated with status code 1 Notices.log: Feb 18 07:41:42.000 [notice] Registered server transport 'obfs4' ...
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IRAN blocked tor network, THE NEW CHINA?

recently we noticed that Iran's government by using firewall or blocking tor exit nodes or .... has blocked access to websites hosted inside, no websites inside Iran is accessible via tor. we thought ...
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Configure Tor to connect Bridge

With the Tor Browser, I can configure to set a built-in bridge. For example the picture below, I can select a built-in bridge the meek-azure. Now I am trying to use the Tor Expert Bundle with a ...
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trouble adding bridges

I'm trying to add bridges to Tor but it has now been two hours and I'm still getting the "loading relay information" message; is this normal? ; I'm currently running 143 Mbps
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How to get SOCKS5 tor bridge relay proxy programatically?

As I understand it - Tor browser has the ability to retrieve a few random SOCKS5 proxy tor bridges. I would like to integrate this functionality into one of my programs so that people can ...
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Could not launch managed proxy executable at '/usr/bin/obfs4proxy' ('No such file or directory')

Lately I have been trying to set up an obfs4 bridge on my RaspberryPi 3 (running Raspbian 9 (stretch) ) following the official guide. After setting up the torrc file to: OrPort [PORT1] ...
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No connections to bridge

I set up a bridge at home on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Buster) using these instructions, and I believe everything is configured correctly... But there is no activity in or out of my bridge. Here's ...
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Can my university network IT see the IP address of the obfs4 bridge node?

Can my university network IT see the IP address of the obfs4 bridge node when I use my private laptop computer and Tor Browser to log in my university network account and connect to the Tor network? ...
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How does tor keep the list of bridges secret?

List of all entry/exit/relays are public knowledge and ISPs / govts can use it to block access to tor. How are bridges different in this respect? From my understanding anyone can request for bridge ...
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Can't connect using bridges, but can without

I need bridges to bypass the Tor block, which one site uses. But when I request them, they don't work. I did it all over again, but every requested bridge gives me eternal connect. While without them ...
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Why is my Tor bridge relay not getting any traffic?

I used to run a Tor bridge on Windows at home, where I have a 300/150 Mbps ISP. This Windows has memory leak and crashes after some hours, ad I believe that was making my bridge never get traffic. A ...
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Tor unable to parse Bridge setting if using domain

I'm using Tor to bypass my office's firewall. It has multiple level of blocks: domains, IPs and ports. Most bridges I get from BridgesDB are blocked, but over time I've found a few that work here. I ...
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How to use Tor bridges without IP address and port?

I want to make my Tor faster using Fast Bridges. in this answer the guy says: "You could use https://atlas.torproject.org to search for good nodes". I searched for good nodes , but the IP:PORT are not ...
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Can't Connect to TOR Using Bridges (Tails)

My government blocks the usage of TOR. I've tried to connect to TOR by using obfs4, obfs3, scramblesuit and normal bridges on the Tails OS but it didn't work. It just says connecting and stays like ...
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Running tor on 2 ISPs with load balancing

I have 2 ISPs (Vivo and NET) on load balancing by my Cisco RV340. This makes outside internet peers to see me as if I kept alternating 2 different IPs, because each connection is randomly sent to one ...
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Not any kind of bridge is working

i'm at a loss here. Tried everything but nothing works. Not obfs4 nor obfs3; it says connected to bridge but then the loading bar just doesn't move even after an hour and after retrying several times....
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

I'll buy a small server and will install some Ubuntu distro on it, and among other things I'll install a Tor bridge that won't be an exit replay. I also will use it as a SOCKS proxy for a Firefox, I ...
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Tor won't connect even through bridges

Using the Tor browser bundle, I can't connect to Tor at the Port Angeles, Washington library. I have tried all the connection options including requesting some bridges. When trying to connect, the ...
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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but ...
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How can I enable 'Connect through cloud servers' in torrc?

In Orbot there is an option for bridges like this: How can I enable this feature in torrc?
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Running an obfs4 bridge: Setting the IP address to advertise

I run a Tor bridge in a FreeBSD jail. I received an email from someone letting me know that a private IP address was being advertised for the obfs4 bridge. In torrc, I set up Tor to advertise my ...
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Tor bridges and how they avoid censorship

Censorship to the tor network is an option as the ISPs can detect an attempt of connection to one of the known tor nodes, as these are public. But if I as a user of the tor network can gain access to ...
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How to know if this tor browser downloaded is not fake?

I have downloaded tor but it is acting a bit funny , I used to configure bridges or tails , but after I signed in I have no access to configure as I live where ISP is doing deep inspection and ...
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Brige Relays - help

This is impartant. Do I need to configure Bridge relays to hide fact that surfing on deep web .onion sites using USB Tails and Tor Browser? Reading this (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html....
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Run both bridge and relay & control with nyx

I am attempting to run both a relay and a bridge on the same server. I have gotten it to start with tor -f /etc/tor1/torrc but I'm not sure it's staying running, and I'm not sure that'll run on boot. ...
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Can't get Meek PT's or IPv6 addresses?

When I visit the BridgeDB I noticed there's no longer an option to select a Meek PT bridge. I also find that whenever I try to get a find bridges with an IPv6 address, I can't get any results no ...
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What is iat-mode at the end of obfs4's bridge lines?

By looking at a obfs4 bridge, we can see that it ends with iat-mode=x which x can be 0, 1 or 2. Bridge obfs4 1.2.3.4:9443 0F2C3218 cert=FH+9dukjekdfhcn iat-mode=0 What does this iat-mode indicates ...
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Tor Blocked: How to Know Its Origin?

I do have access to the Tor network from a university in Europe. In order to be able to connect internet, we must first configure the connection with a proxy (the university is then the ISP), so have ...
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No traffic on obfs4 bridge

I am running an obfs4 bridge on my raspberry pi since 10 days now and haven't seen a single client since then. My torrc looks like this: RunAsDaemon 1 ORPort 9001 ExitRelay 0 BridgeRelay 1 ...
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What kinds of attack can a bridge carry out?

I have been recently doing some research on anonymity implications of using a bridge, and wrote a tool (not very well written though) for setting up a malicious bridge node. However, I am not clear ...
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using meek bridge programmatic

I am working on a tor launcher using stem.process module. my problem is that when i specify tor to use meek bridge, it stop at bootstrapping part. my config: config = { 'SocksPort': '7000', '...
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Why do bridges hide that I am using Tor?

I read that using bridges lets you access websites that (soft)block Tor (e.g. Google) and it really does, but the bridge is the first node in your circuit so why don't website block based on the exit ...
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Why can't I find Tor's logs or how do I check Tor works normally?

I've just upgraded Ubuntu and Tor has also been upgraded, as I use the package officially provided by the OS maintainers. I did certain changes to the torrc file, namely I decided to run a bridge ...
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OpenSSL warning notice for bridge

I get the warning below when starting running a bridge. Should I change the torrc file, or do something else, to deal with this problem, or should I ignore the message? Apr 14 06:16:02.385 [warn]...
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Tor (with bridges) keeps giving “connections have failed” in command line (while working ok through Tor Browser)?

When I try to connect to Tor through command line (Windows 10): "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor\tor.exe" -f "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\torrc" | more I get the following error:...
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Why do bridges collapse?

I'd like to ask if anybody knows why all bridges suddenly go offline at random times? It can be viewed via the Tor metrics chart which shows how number of active bridges often hits zero and then ...
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What prevents tor from configuring ALL entry nodes to act like bridges?

What prevents tor from configuring ALL entry nodes to act like bridges? This would dramatically improve the speed for connecting through bridges