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What are the consequences of specifying multiple `ClientTransportPlugin`s?

I have a question regarding Tor bridges. I understand that one can specify multiple Tor bridges in Tor Browser or when one runs Tor using command line. Now, my question is whether one can (and should) ...
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Is there something to consider before starting a Tor non-exit Relay at home (100mbit)?

I recently increased my link to 1:1 100Mbit/s (down/up) at home. It is an unmetered connection IPv4 only. I have set up a bridge this morning. But I know little of bridges... I do not know if it could ...
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Can't connect to Tor while on school wifi

below are the logs: 2024-01-24 17:00:42.514 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42.515 [NOTICE] New control connection opened from 127.0.0.1. 2024-01-24 17:00:42....
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Bridge for Onion site

It's possible to use a bridge on Tor to hide the fact that you are using Tor. Is it also possible to have a bridge on your .onion site to hide the fact that you are hosting one? If so, how can this ...
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Self-hosting a bridge relay for my connections?

I am planning on hosting and managing a hidden Tor service on a off-shore VPS paid by crypto. This however means that my ISP would notice a unusual amount of Tor-traffic coming from me which could ...
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Unable to find IPv6 address for ORPort 4xxxx. You might want to specify IPv4Only to it or set an explicit address or set Address

As I have very limited ISP options, the one I chose is not IPv6-capable. In nyx this message popped up onto me: Unable to find IPv6 address for ORPort 4xxxx. You might want to specify IPv4Only to it ...
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Bridge - Why do I need 2 different ports open?

I am in the process of setting up my first Tor Bridge: Bridge <firgerprint redacted> advertises: * obfs4: functional Last tested: 2023-08-12 03:23:02.954463531 +0000 UTC (43m55.667246855s ago)...
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Bridge distribution mechanism says "none" despite it having been set in torrc?

So I am running a new bridge relay at https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/D8931228F0FEB5668C7F5680D9B6CDB2AF86690E Oddity happening, despite it being listed in the torrc confoguration to be ...
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Why does Orbot on iPadOS keep failing to connect to Tor?

In order to connect to Tor on my iPad, I use the Orbot app. However, recently the app started constantly failing to connect with the following error messages (the IP addresses of the Tor bridges are ...
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Tor Bridge unable to connect OR connection (handshaking (proxy))

I configured a TOR bridge on my Ubuntu 20.04 VPS: /etc/tor/torrc: ORPort 443 Nickname Bridge9812 ContactInfo [email protected] BridgeRelay 1 PublishServerDescriptor 0 ServerTransportPlugin obfs4 ...
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Is adding bridges or relay helpful inside a censoring region?

I'm relatively new to Tor, so sorry for my dumb question. But is adding bridges, relays, using snowflake(this one is also detectable) or other plugins useful inside a filtering country? my guess was ...
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Vanilla bridges work fine in Tor Browser (Windows) and Orbot (Android) but doesn't anywhere else

Vanilla bridges do not work in OnionFruit vpn-style program for Windows, and on my Debian system - tor service won't start also. In Debian 10 I've added these lines at the end of /etc/tor/torrc file: ...
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Change instructions or add alternative for adding gpg key

I have been trying to reinstall a tor bridge relay. When following the instructions on the following page https://support.torproject.org/apt/tor-deb-repo/ in the section starting "3. Then add ...
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Connected to a tor relay failed (TLS_ERROR - 192.0.2.2:2). Error when trying to connect to tor

I am trying to connect to tor but I get the error: Connected to a tor relay failed (TLS_ERROR - 192.0.2.2:2) I only get that error when using the meek-azure built-in bridge, when I use any other ...
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Why does Tor Metrics show my bridge offline after a few days?

I've been running a Tor Bridge for about a month now. Every day I check the system logs to ensure the bridge hasn't broken. I also check Tor Metrics to see the data on my bridge. Twice now, I have ...
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TOR Bridge on RaspberryPi with IPv4 and IPv6

I created a Tor Bridge in my RPi and forwarded the Ports to it as required. The connections are working fine but only with IPv4. In the nyx log I can see that it tries to discover the IPv6 but comes ...
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How can I limit use of my entry node to certain countries?

I have set up a tor relay to aid people in countries without free press. How can I limit the use to such countries (e.g. by country code) and prevent the use of my bandwith for users from all other ...
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Does running a tor bridge from the same public IP as a relay before make such bridge prone to censorship?

My ISP changes my public IP about once a year. I used to run a public middle relay for a couple of weeks, and then I changed my mind and decided to operate a bridge. Let us assume that my adversary ...
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Is my public IP, the one that I get from Tor, that of an exit relay of that of a bridge when I connect to tor through a bridge?

When I connect to Tor through a bridge, is the public IP that the services like websites see that of an exit relay or that of a bridge? Is my public IP always that of an exit relay, irrespective of ...
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Tor list of US bridges

Is there a list of US (United States) only bridges for tor? I need to relay thru US bridges only.
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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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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 [email protected] 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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