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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 ...
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Tor bridge selection

Say I wish to use a lot of bridges, and my torrc looks like this: #... # other settings UseBridges 1 # #obfs4 bridges Bridge obfs4 so-and-so1 Bridge obfs4 so-and-so2 # ... and so on # #obfs3 ...
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Tails/Tor not connecting to Network using multiple OBSF 3 OR 4 bridges

I have a tails install running off USB running on a laptop with Parrot linux installed. Tor connects fine without bridges. I used welcome screen to set up bridge list and cannot connect. Bridges have ...
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(dis)advantages of using bridges & transports where not strictly needed?

What if any are the (dis)advantages - with respect to speed, anonymity, secrecy... - in using bridges and obfuscated transports from such places where access to plain Tor relays is NOT blocked nor ...
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Advertise obfs3 Tor bridge on port 80

I'm currently running a Tor bridge on port 80 (for personal purposes, luckily no real needs). From what I can see in the obfs debug there's no connection other than mine, probably because the bridge ...
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Commenting out a wrong bridge

I'm running a system tor; /etc/tor/torrc has both UseBridges 1 and ExcludeExitNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr} set. It runs OK, but I have a lot of bridges listed and one of them is apparently in ...
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Can the tor initial client to relay or bridge connection be MITM attacked?

I am not an expert in Wireshark but I was looking at some packets through Wireshark. I noticed that when using a relay that the connection to the directory authority the first few TCP packets such as ...
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Testing my own relay without being evil to the network [duplicate]

I have implemented some additionnal functionnality to my Tor relay such as more bandwith control than what is possible with the torrc configuration file. Howewer, I would like to try it because this ...
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Bridge to improve anonymity

Tor official page says “Tor fails when the attacker can see both ends of the communications channel.” Then,setting up a bridge on pc A and using it myself as entry node on pc B (with vpn to change ...
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Are bridges a way to prevent identifying Tor exit nodes? [duplicate]

I'm using Tor 0.2.8.9 on Mac. I've come to realize that Tor exit nodes are easily identified, and as such, someone can block access to a Tor browser by simply blocking the IPs correspoding to those ...
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Plz help! Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection…(done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Tried all the "built-in" bridges (fte, meek...etc) as well as custom ones...no go. It was working fine for over a year. Just recently it started doing this. I'm not an expert, just a basic computer ...
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Can one use pluggable transports to host hidden services?

If I want to host a hidden service but I don't want people to know that the server is communicating to Tor, what can I do? Can I use obfs4? How to setup things?
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What's keeping [insert dictatorship here] from blocking all bridges after first use?

I'm curious as to why the following method isn't used by state-level censors to detect ALL kinds of Tor bridges, even obfuscated ones, and automatically block them for their population: You run mass ...
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tor relay and bridge on one server with two IP addresses

I have a small VPS service that I use primarily to run a tor bridge (and also a VPN). Sometimes I travel to China for work, so I have the bridge configured as unlisted and only connect to it with ...
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'No running dirserver' when trying to use bridges

"no running bridges"+"no running dirservers" problem appeared suddenly. Starting a few days ago, - only when trying to use bridges - Tor does not finish bootstapping itself. Here's the log (after ...
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How to check if Tor is working and debug the problem on CLI?

I have installed Tor on a command-line only environment without the browser, so I can't use check.torproject.org with a browser. Tor is used by a script to request data from clearnet. The tor service ...
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Where can I get my private Obfs4 bridge? [duplicate]

I made a private Obfs4 bridge on my Ubuntu with openVZ on a VPS successfully recently, but I have no idea that what's my bridge and how to find it. I need help, please!
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Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed while trying to connect to Tor via my college's network even with bridges [duplicate]

Till 3 days ago everything was fine, Tor browser 6.0.4 was connecting very well and even Vidalia Tor bundle too. But now, none of them are connecting from any PC through my college network. My ...
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How many custom bridges do I need?

I've got one custom bridge (Advanced) from Tor project. Is it enough or do I need to get more?
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Is there any reason an ISP can't block the BridgeDB?

Keep in mind that my knowledge of Tor Bridges specifically is fairly limited (I basically only know that a bridge is an unpublished guard node that you can use to enter the Tor network without anybody ...
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find needed details of my own private obfs4 Tor bridge

I've set up a private obfs4 Tor bridge following the official tutorial, PublishServerDescriptor set to 0. /var/log/tor/log shows positive entries so it should be configured correctly. The machine is ...
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Security of Tor bridges and Captcha

Tor's current CAPTCHA implementation is easily crackable through bots - whether through paid human labour or automatic algorithms with 99.8% accuracy[1]. Although the algorithm by Google is for ...
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How can I bridge Wlan to Ethernet through tor?

Hi I want to bridge WiFi to Ethernet but I want to do it more anonymous. So how can I do it with the tor network? By the way I want to use Linux for doing that. So please don't send me Windows ...
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Is it useful to use ISP's DHCP to regularly change IP address of bridge relays?

I maintain a few Tor middle relays on different broadband connections, so I’m relatively familiar with running the Tor software on small Linux and FreeBSD servers. My next project might be to set up ...
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Can't connect Tor Network, failed to establish network no bridge work

Sorry but i am new and i have same problem with similar post Not work any bridge 7/14/2016 10:17:32 AM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network ...
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How can I debug Tor connections to see where obfs4 fails?

Tor connects to private obfs4 bridge, but torbrowser fails I setup a private bridge (Tor 0.2.8.4) and tested it with Tor Browser (6.0.2) successfully. When I enabled obsf4 (0.0.3) in the bridge, ...
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My ISP censors connections and recently, tor doesn't connect. What might be the reason? [duplicate]

6/24/2016 21:20:26 PM.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 6/24/2016 21:56:19 PM.800 [NOTICE] ...
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How do I run a bridge with obfs3 pluggable transport?

i want to create a Tor bridge which: is not an exit node. I can use to anonymize my connections to the Internet Here are the settings in my torrc: SocksPort 9050 ORPort 9001 ExtORPort auto Nickname ...
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problem with obfs4proxy and apparmor (solved)

Finally yesterday I installed ubuntu 16.04 and after that I installed tor and obfs4. I add this line at the end of torrc file: UseBridges 1 Bridge obfs4 82.243.119.185:990 ...
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Cannot Start Tor [duplicate]

Tried to set up latest Tor with bridges. Obtained three bridges from the tor-bridges site. Input those into the empty box under Custom Bridges. Ran through other settings when Tor was up and ...
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Where can be problem? Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection [duplicate]

I have problem with Tor Browser. 3 Days before everything was ok - with meek-google. Yesterday and today nothing... " Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection....Establishing an encrypted ...
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arm for windows?

Does arm for windows exists as binary? Or how do I compile it? I've tried arm for linux to connect to a winbox running a bridge using arm -i $IP:$CONTROLPORT but I just get a timeout. Should this be ...