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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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Is it possible to use a bridge when running tor from source on macos

I'm in the process of running tor from source code on a mac but the place i'm located filters tor out the best they can so the only way to use tor browser is with a bridge is it possible to use a ...
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How to check the IP of bridge I'm connecting to?

How to check the IP of bridge I'm connecting to ? I'm using Windows.
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Tor not getting connected

when i connect tor i am getting error at establishing directories here is the log data 7/20/2018 17:42:12 PM.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network ...
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Tor Bridge Setup Windows 10

I'm looking to setup a tor bridge on my personal laptop which runs Win10. I know this isn't the optimal hardware or OS to make setup easy, but tor is best when all kinds of users participate, so I ...
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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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Can Tor make P.T. the baseline, to hinder tyrannical governments?

Since obfs4 is broken to the NSA, how does using it as the minimum baseline expose the Tor Project to legal issues such as accusations of violating CALEA or hindering BULLRUN? If it’s not feasible to ...
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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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Can i use the same ip for Tor bridge and Exit-Relay to work together?

Im working on project in Tor and im running Exit-Relay and Tor-Bridge together(on the same ip). for this im using VMware Ubuntu 16.04 with SSH. im using "arm" option tor run the Tor through terminal ...
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Stop Asking me if I really want a bridge

Is there any way to get tor to stop asking 2-4 times a day If I really want to use a bridge? This had been a problem a few months ago but seemed to have gone away. When I start tor, it randomly asks ...
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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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Is there anything I should change in a torrc file for a obfs4 bridge

Here is my current torrc file with the contact details and name obscured. Is there anything wrong with it, missing, contradictory, or in need of improvement? After over 6 weeks of running it, ...
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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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Tails does not connect to obsf4 Tor Bridge - stuck at “Establishing an encrypted directory connection”

I am having issues connecting to a Obfs4 bridge through Tails. My internet connection is fine - I am able to open and use the unsafe browser without any issues, as well as make a direct connection ...
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How do get Tor to stop asking to remove my settings?

Connecting to Tor directly has become very slow on my computer lately. Like 1 minute to load 80% of a page only to fail. So I setup to Tor to use the recommended bridge and it connects like it used ...
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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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Can't get torrc working in China

I'm running Kali GNU/Linux Rolling, trying get tor running in command line but not very luck, here are what I have tried Without any bridges, it stuck at 5%, blocked by GFW, perhaps torrc file: ...
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i stuck in connect to tor network

My tails's tor browser not work ,whatever i use socks5 or bridge or socks5 and bridge,i had try all tor bridge from bridges.torproject.org , but it still not work , just stuck in connection . First of ...
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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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How come bridges wont work?

Ok so I live in a country where access to the tor network is blocked. I got tails set up and when I try to connect i get refused access to tor. I got vanilla bridges via email and put them in at the ...
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I can't get Tor browser working without a bridge, when running a bridge I get broken captcha's, tried javascript/no scripts

10/10/2017 20:42:16.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 10/10/2017 20:42:16.600 [NOTICE] ...
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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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How do I find the bridges in Tails?

When you start Tails you are allowed to choose Direct connection to Tor or Configure network and use proxys. When you choose to configure it in order to add bridges it will give a text-field where you ...
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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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unable to create bridge

I have downloaded and installed the Tor browser on my windows 10, but it will not open. The 'circular symbol' operates for a number of seconds, but then stops. I have tried checking the clock; ...
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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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CAN'T CONNECT TO TOR/ 9/6/17 [duplicate]

What does this mean and why is not connecting? it just was working and then suddenly stopped /6/2017 22:36:20 PM.100 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network ...
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How the Tor Project prevents discovery of all the Tor bridges by the government?

The list of Tor bridges is shared in small bits via private networks such as mail or via the Tor Bridges website after entering a CAPTCHA. From Finding more bridges for Tor If you need to get ...
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I'm trying to operate a obs4 bridge, any help would be much appreciated

As of now I've been trying to setup a tor bridge, to no avail, for 3 days. Additionally it seems that the log readouts are from the previous day (this shows everytime I run the logs command). Thus far ...
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Unable to connect tor on w10 [duplicate]

22/08/2017 00:02:01.900 [WARN] Problem bootstrapping. Stuck at 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server. (DONE; DONE; count 26; recommendation warn; host A09D536DD1752D542E1FBB3C9CE4449D51298239 ...
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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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System tor can't connect using bridges

On Ubuntu 16.04 x64, system tor 0.3.0.7 runs (more or less) normally and promptly connects to the tor network, but when I edit torrc and add UseBridges 1, it gets stuck at 20%, asking for ...
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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 ...