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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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Tor.exe error: Reading config failed

I executed tor.exe after completing all the tasks in the bridge setup manual and, although it stablishes all the connections, after no time it closes with an error: enter preformatted text hereReading ...
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Do bridge admins blacklist IPs?

I run an onion service hiding it behind an obfs4 bridge. I noticed that sometimes my onion host lost connection to Tor over the bridge, while the bridge itself seems to be still available from other ...
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Is it possible to use built-in bridges or automatically request them for the tor daemon in Linux? (Not Tor Browser)

I want to use obfs4 proxy to connect tor through it. It is not a Tor Browser. I know that Tor Browser provides options to use built-in bridges or request them online, but to use it in tor daemon I ...
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Using a bridge even if Tor isn't blocked

By using a good bridge, it is more difficult for your ISP to detect that you are using Tor which can slightly improve your anonymity. I know it can slow down your connection speed, but with the ...
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Tor Bridge Connection

Attempted to connect to a Tor bridge (obfs4) using bridges.torproject.org but none of the bridges would connect. Would the next step be to request private bridges by e-mail? Also why does the tool ...
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Tor bridges all blocked (Cannot connect) (Smoothwall HTTPS Interception)

I have attempted to connect to the tor network through all manner of bridges including from directly requested from bridgedb but still cannot connect 4/28/21, 01:21:07.362 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is ...
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Do bridges become useless after a certain amount of time?

After a specific amount of time, do bridges generated from https://bridges.torproject.org become useless in circumventing Tor censorship? Do these bridges eventually become recognized as Tor bridges? ...
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If countries which censor the Tor network control bridges, they can identify Tor users in their own country and take action

If any country censoring Tor, such as Iran or China, decided to host bridge relays, won't they be able to figure out where Tor users are and then could take action? For example, if the Chinese ...
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What does the middle node of my Tor circuit know about my guard node?

Can the middle node of my Tor circuit detect if I am using a bridge and/or pluggable transport?
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UFW Rules and Tor

Would the following rules still allow Tor or would I need to add something? Also running DNScrypt with 1.1.1.1 in case that matters and I would also like to use a bridge. ~$ sudo ufw allow out on <...
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Running a Tor Bridge Relay on Ubuntu

I am trying to set up a bridge relay on my ubuntu 20.04 system but getting stuck at step 3. Edit your Tor config file, usually located at /etc/tor/torrc and replace its content with: When I open the ...
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Managed proxy '/usr/bin/obfs4proxy' did not configure the specified outgoing proxy and will be terminated

Lately I have been trying to set up an obfs4 bridge on local area network.When running tor service,the log would show some message like this and the obfs4 loaded failed.What should i do?
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tor Ivp6 Cannot bind

I've been trying to get IVP6 running on my tor bridge, and ever since I've had this great idea it's been a Mount Kilimajaro vertical climb with me not getting much past the base of the mountain. I am ...
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Problems opening TOR

Im having problem when opening TOR, as I open it it says "Connected to bridge" I believe its having problems cause I tried to use TOR with a proxy in the past (if I remember correctly). It ...
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All IPs which are connecting to Middle, except the IPs in consensus file are Bridges?

All IPs which are connecting to Middle Realy, except the IPs in the consensus file are Bridge IPs? Are there any other IPs possible?
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Hidden Service Behind a Bridge

Without a bridge, my hidden service is accessible for others. But when I use a tor bridge, this hidden service is not accessible. My torrc is: UseBridges 1 Bridge obfs4 my_bridge_ip:my_bridge_port ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the 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 ...