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Questions tagged [bridge]

Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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Bridge Authority Creation

I am building a test implementation of TOR ("TestingTorNetwork 1" in all torrcs). I have, so far; 3 DAs, 3 Relays, and a single Exit Relay. This is not yet enough to reach critical mass. What I can ...
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Can't connect to TOR bridge

I'm using tails. I got a vanilla bridge from the website but I get the following message when I try to configure it: "Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Connecting to a relay directory ...
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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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I cant connect to Tor using a bridge, both on Tails and clear net

Regardless if I'm on Tails or using Tor on clear net, once I add a bridge either my own or get a bridge from Tor it will not load. I've even left it running running all night and it still showed it ...
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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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How I can check speed of bridges?

How I can check speed of bridges ? I need to check speed of some public bridges that are listed metrics.torproject.org and some of non-public
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Tor can't be connect by bridge

4/12/19, 06:11:30.835 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 4/12/19, 06:11:30.835 [NOTICE] ...
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Why I can't find some bridges in Relay Search?

I downloaded Tor Browser and set up to connect using bridge then I checked my torrc file and see the fingerprints of bridges. I want to know more about my bridges When I start searching for bridges ...
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How to tell if my bridge relay is running

I'm running a bridge and relay on the same server, obviously on different ports. The bridge and relay share an Ipv4, but have different IPv6 addresses. How do I tell if my bridge is being seen 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
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Can I operate a relay and Bridge on same computer?

After ironing out several buggy problems with my Tor relay it's now been in operation for almost sixty days without problems (almost). Have one irritant left but it's not of to much concern. System - ...
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how pluggable transport is managed against BridgeAuthority?

given that BridgeAuthority relay has information of all published (non-private) bridge relays, it could be used to compromise pluggable transport, is that the case? specifications
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Why does Atlas show bridge ORPort differing from torrc?

I run Tor 0.2.5.14 on Linux and tried setting it up as a bridge with obfs3 and obfs4 enabled. According to the log everything is ok, but Atlas shows a seemingly random ORPort in the higher ranges ...
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Problems setting up Tor bridges and relays with UK internet BT Home Hub 6

I have been trying to set up a relay from a laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 connected to the internet through a BT Home Hub 6, and am having a problem reported as being with Port 9001 not being reachable. ...
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Why is my guard failing a so large amount of circuit?

I run a obfs4 bridge on my Raspberry Pi3 and every few hours I get this warning from Tor (I can read it from my notice.log file): Sep 15 19:51:29.000 [warn] Your Guard TokenBlack ($...
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How to Configure a tor on a domain-joined Windows at work

i can use tor at home with no difficulty,but i need use it at work too. my PC at work is a domain-joined PC and i have no right to change any thing like firewall. the PC is configured to connect to ...
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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

I decide to try orbot in a heavily censored environment and can't get it to work. ppl suggests try to put a few bridges in the setting menu. I tried a few obfs3 and obfs4 bridges, and it doesn't help, ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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Windows 7 and TOR no longer working. [closed]

The last time I used TOR was a couple of months ago. I did nothing to the computer(s) it's on. TOR now shows the Loading Progress Bar and Gets about half way loaded and Stops. Is anyone Else having ...
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Orbot does not start using bridges (like Azure), but it does start without bridges used

Few days ago on Android 7.1.2 I have installed Orbot and Orfox from Google Play. Few days back I started Orbot and pressed Start button. Connection was successfully established and Browser button was ...
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Failed to establish a Tor connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed. None of the answers work read below for more please

Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed And adress and port changes all the time I tried All the bridges, obs4, obs3, meek, fte and ...
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

In response to the blocking of Tor in even more countries and organisations, I decided to set up a (private) bridge. I would like the bridge to: be accessible to users with strict outgoing connection ...
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Tails 3.0 blocks connection to ANY obfs4 bridge

I've attempted to use six different obfs4 bridge relays and according to the tor log the connection is terminated. using obfs3 does work. any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
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Cannot connect tor, Identity key mismatch

I tried connecting to tor, but I'm getting a identity key mismatch and I have no idea how to fix it. Jun 21 19:43:06.202 [notice] Tor v0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) running on Linux with Libevent ...
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Is using a private bridge a suitable alternative compared to a VPN for connecting to Tor entry nodes?

I am a Tor newbie and considering deploying my own private bridge to connect to the Tor network. Normally I would connect to Tor via a VPN to prevent the entrance node from knowing my clearnet IP but ...
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Configure Tor Browser to use a private Bridge

I want to configure my Tor Browsers to use a private Bridge but cannot locate any documentation which gives the specifics.
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Bridge distribution

I set up a bridge with obfs4 and successfully tested it with the Tor Browser. It has been running for over a month now and still has no users. The normal relay I set up parallel on another server is ...
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Why isn't my tor starting?

I saw OrBot in Google PlayStore and decided to give it a shot. Once I enabled apps VPN mode and Bridges (just to see...) I started getting a lot of captchas. When I searched online for what could be ...
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Using bridges don't hide using TOR, is it okay? [closed]

Good day, Using bridges don't hide using TOR, is it okay? If the question is stupid, sorry) To check it - whoer helped. If it's normal situation, please, advise smth. that can hide it absolutely, ...
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Problems configuring connection / censored [duplicate]

Im having problems figuring out how to configure my connection properly. Ive tried bridges and proxies. Currently in the USA, I dont know if that helps. Here's the logs with and without provided obfs4 ...
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Mutliple “bridge” lines in torrc

Using Tor (not the TBB), therefore I must compose my torrc config files manually. Using bridges that I get from "bridges.torproject.org". Assume the "torrc" in use has more than one 'Bridge' lines in ...
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Where can I find meek servers?

There is a maintained list of meek bridges like the others one ? if not where can I find meek servers ?
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There is a bridge eror [duplicate]

I am from Turkey where the Tor network is censored. I am using Tails 2.10 so I needed to use bridges which I took from https://bridges.torproject.org/. They were obfs4 bridges. I did tried it multiple ...
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Does all bridge users have the same encryption key?

When I connect to a bridge is my encryption key the same as the encryption key for all other users to the same bridge or does the encryption key differ from one user to another for that same bridge? ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me out. My Tor Browser was working perfectly fine until I did an update for my windows 7 laptop. Now i keep getting an error message mentioning failing to establish connection. I have ...
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My ISP is holding all the bridges

The ISP has contracted a service that captures bridges@ and BridgeDB. Meek works but the connection is very slow (60~100 kbps). How do I get obfs4 bridges that they cannot capture?
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Key digest for Bridge is wrong length

I am behind college proxy and trying to run a tor daemon on my system. My torrc configuration is HTTPSProxy 172.30.0.23:3128 UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according ...