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Questions tagged [bridge]

Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 ...
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Is there a obfs4 package for ARMv5?

I'm trying to install obfs4 support on a bridge. But I cant find the right package to install. Can anyone help me find it? Running archlinux for arm on a pogoplug v2 Thanks!
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None of the bridges work

I am having a bit of an issue connecting to Tor network. I am currently working as a teacher in Turkey. In our schools there is a fiber cable connection provided by the Ministry of Education. However ...
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Tor gets connected with Windows but not with Tail (with the same bridges)

I don't really understand why I have this problem. I managed to get TorR connected with bridges with no problem at all with Windows 7, but with Tails it is impossible. I use the same configuration ...
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Is there a way to use a Bridge as an Exit Node?

I know a bridge is used an an entry node, but what if I want to use either another Bridge as an Exit Node, or at least, use the Bridge function for the Exit Node rather than the entry node. ...
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TOR switched bridges

I open TOR with a bridge to a foreign country. During use when I opened a new tab the bridge switched to USA. I never saw this happen before. Is it suspicious or normal activity?
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Bridges - How to prevent a big adversary to learn all bridges

Bridges exist in the Tor network to circumvent censorship by not publishing them all at the same time or as a full list. So far so good... But how can a powerful adversary, like for example China, be ...
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Stuck at “Establishing an encrypted directory connection”

it seems that there are some problems when i try to configure the Tor connectionS: the Bridges used in configuration are totally from "://bridges.torproject.org/bridges?transport=obfs4"; And before ...
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using orbot bridges on android

when using the bridge through Google, azzure, or Amazon i get errors like the below. NOTICE: Bridge at '0.0.2.0:1' isn't reachable by our firewall policy. Skipping. is there any idea why i get ...
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What does the log line “not enough directory information to build a circuit” mean?

I just changed tor bridge type from obfs3 to obfs4. What's the meaning of the bold sentence? BTW, Tor connection is fine. (Win7 user) 2016-01-18 7:26:51.800 [NOTICE] new bridge descriptor 'xxxxx' (...
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Cannot connect via Tor [duplicate]

I have tried every thing and I even mailed for new bridges but nothing is getting connected.Its stuck at 10%.I have tried obfs3, obfs4 everything.I don't have access to VPN. This is the tor log. 1/1/...
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Tor, Bridges, and DNS Leaks

Recently I've been looking to follow good-practices while browsing the internet (e.g 50%+ of my browsing in through a VPN, 10%+ is through Tor). Now, I am looking to increase my regiment by tinkering ...
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Is there a list of countries and organizations blocking Tor?

Is there a list of countries and organizations blocking Tor somewhere? So I am basically looking for a list where the use of Bridge Nodes is the only way to connect to the Tor network.
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How to access “Configure” page to set up bridge relay

I downloaded the latest Tor version and now need to configure a bridge relay, as the web site I am trying to view is still banning me (www.godlikeproductions.com). They must have very sophisticated IP ...
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Does eduroam block tor?

I've experienced difficulties connecting to Tor from eduroam. Does eduroam block tor? Would this be simply an artifact of the institution through which I tried to use eduroam?
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How does Tor client build circuits when using a bridge?

When using a bridge, if my own Tor client builds the circuit, how does it know relays IP addresses (middle and exit IP addresses and their public keys) ? Does it take them from the bridge?
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Why Do I Get More Than One Bridge?

When I email Tor for bridges, I get three. I'm only going to use one, so why do I get three?
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Converting an existing Tor relay into a bridge, does it make sense?

I have been running a relay for a couple of years. Now I see that with my connection bandwidth of 1 Mbit it makes more sense to run a bridge. I could just convert my relay into a bridge. However, I ...
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Get Tor bridges via email

I sent an email to bridges@bridges.torproject.org with "get bridges" as the body by using my gmail. I didn't receive any response. Is the service down? Is there something else I can do to get a list ...