Questions tagged [bridge]

Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 ...
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Tor 4.5.3 - obfs4 bridges can't connect to network [duplicate]

I faced a problem when Tor, which used to work for ages at campus of my friend (he updated it regularly), just stopped working one day. I did the following: Downloaded latest Tor at home. Configured ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

I tried connecting to the Tor network. Each time it stops at Loading Network Status . This is the log file: 27-05-2015 10:54:40.877 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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Obfs4 bridges in Orbot

I can connect to obfs3 bridges just fine and even meek works, but obfs4 bridges seem to immediately reject my client. The debug log output is of no help. It's almost like Orbot isn't sending the ...
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connecting issues when setting 'ExitNodes' in torrc

The Tor connection was unstable so I had to use bridges.Got the bridges from bridges.torproject.org and put in the torrc file: UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according to ...
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Anyway to run a meek bridge on a php hosting?

Is it possible to use a common php hosting to run a meek bridge ?
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How do bridges defend themselves against targeted scans?

Running a Tor Bridge recommends using port 443 and even when running a bridge using a pluggable transport an open (non-transport) bridge port seems to be required. Assuming someone runs obfs4 and a ...
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Use of tor bridges

Is it safer to use tor bridges or normal access points in order to hide the IP? I noticed that when I use bridges, Google asks me almost always to prove that I am human and not a pc. When I don't use ...
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Bridges *within* repressive countries? Good or bad?

Is it a good idea to establish bridges within repressive countries (China, Iran, etc.), or a bad idea? On one hand, having the bridge within the country removes the "foreign" stigma from that IP ...
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Setting up a Tor bridge?

I have a Windows server I hardly use, and I decided that I wanted to use it to run a Tor bridge. I've been trying all morning to figure out how to set it up to no avail. Most of the tutorials I've ...
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How to use Tor via VPN and with help of bridges?

When I tried to use Tor with VPN it worked at my home network but when I tried at my university it can't open as they have blocked Tor so I have to use VPN which I'm sure they haven't blocked, but ...
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Can someone explain these bridge stats?

I have these stats: # cat /var/lib/tor/stats/bridge-stats bridge-stats-end 2015-02-13 04:17:28 (86400 s) bridge-ips cn=8,es=8,us=8 bridge-ip-versions v4=8,v6=0 bridge-ip-transports <OR>=8,obfs4=...
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Getting bridges via Gmail or Yahoo a “secure” way?

Tor doc says : You can also get bridges by sending mail to bridges@bridges.torproject.org with the line "get bridges" by itself in the body of the mail. You'll need to send this request from a ...
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How to force Tor to connect through a bridge

I understand how to configure the torrc config file in order to access internet through Tor bridges. But the scenario is such even though my ISP allows Tor traffic I still do not want my ISP to ...
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Tor bridge on Azure Windows Server 2012

I am trying to set-up a Tor Bridge on Windows azure using Vidalia (Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition R2 in a VM) and while the Setup is no Problem and it connects to the Tor Network I don't ...
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Can not connect to Tor even with Bridges

I have tried many versions of the Tor, even with the latest bridges. But still bootstrap is stuck at 10-85%.. and I can not connect to Tor network. please help me fix this issue and what to do? thanks
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How do ISPs filter out Tor traffic when using a Tor Relay

Tor website says that an ISP may perform Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and figure out that I am using Tor. References: https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html.en https://www.torproject.org/...
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How to update obfs4proxy source code?

So I correctly downloaded and build the obfs4proxy source code about a month ago, using the documented go get git.torproject.org/pluggable-transports/obfs4.git/obfs4proxy Now how do I update my ...
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Should the MyFamily option be set for bridges?

I am running two relays and a couple of bridges. Currently only the relays have the MyFamily option set. Should the bridges also have it set? Should they include the relays or should they not? Is this ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection “missing pluggable transport” [closed]

I was using tor browser on my previous Windows XP installation without any problem, but after I installed Tor Browser version 4.0 on my fresh Windows XP-SP3 I can not connect to Tor network. I choose ...
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Which pluggable transport works on RHEL6/RHEL7?

A cheap VPS is a lot more cost-effective that running a bridge on Amazon's AWS. This implies that the transport mechanism has to be built on the VPS, and added to the bridge configuration. But which ...
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Tor and download speed

I downloaded Tor some time now, just to try it, it turned out that resolved a problem that was not exactly the anonymity, but speed. I'm from Venezuela, and ISPs here are affected by the economic ...
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How to add obfs3 bridges in Tor browser?

My OS is Microsoft Windows 7, 64-bit and I obtained the following obfs3 bridges (IP addresses and fingerprints have been altered to protect the integrity of the real bridges): obfs3 111.222.333.444:...
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Trying to set up a bridge, no luck!

I'm relatively new to Tor, having read about it in my newspaper so I thought I'd give it a go. Having read about relays and bridges and so forth I thought I'd try it out. I managed to get a relay ...
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xprivacy and Tor

Is anyone else having connection issues using Tor to connect to any variation on xprivacy.eu. (e.g. https, www.xprivacy.eu, xprivacy.edu and just to see if I'm crazy the insecure http xprivacy.eu) I'...
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Specify bridge from command line

Is there a way to specify a bridge while starting Tor, from command line? I'm working on a script that runs multiple instances of Tor and I find it easier to add the bridge (all the instances are ...
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In Orbot, obfs3 bridges don't work.

I have Orbot 14.0.5 installed from F-droid. obfs3 bridge lines are ignored by Orbot and orbot just connects directly to tor network. For pasting bridge lines in Orbot, Should I add the word "Bridge" ...
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In what ways can private relays be used?

There are applications where private relays, not listed in public consensus directories, would perhaps be useful. For example, one might use four-relay circuits with private entry guards and exit ...
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[warn]Proxy Client:unable to connect to xxx.xxx.xxx(“TTL Expired”)

I am trying to connect to Internet via Tor. Tor used to work before(even the bridges). But now when I try to connect via bridge,getting this error, Jul 25 18:30:35.000 [warn] Proxy Client: unable to ...
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What is the relationship between guard nodes and bridges?

What is the relationship between guard nodes and bridges when building Tor circuits? If I connect to the Tor network through a bridge, is the bridge acting as my guard node (such that there are still ...
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Do secure channels provide a good means for asking bridges in order to stay annonymous

After going through this post Do utilization of bridges and/or Pluggable Transports bridges hinder anonymity? I ask is there any secure communication channel through which we can receive bridges as ...
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What does the traffic pattern of a bridge look like?

For about two weeks now I've had three bridges running but none of them is getting any real traffic yet. Example : It usually doesn't have any OR connections at all, and never goes above three (with ...
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Does using Email to send bridges and pluggable transport bridges hinder anonymity?

Bridges can be advertised by Email to clients. This procedure hinders anonymity as in new revelations by Das Erste. May this procedure be halted until more anonymous ways are found and/or the ...
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How to configure IPv6-enabled bridge?

I'm looking for a valid configuration of an IPv6-enabled Tor Bridge. I have working IPv6-enabled relays, now I'd like to have a bridge (and not to loose IPv4 clients). I wonder if adding the following ...
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What are Bridges and Relay Centers in Tor

While configuring Tor you get something called Bridges and Relay Center. I have tried to decode what is this exactly and how to configure this but failed miserably due to which I just removed the ...
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How does TBB gets “Provided bridges”?

I used "use provided bridges" option for obfs3 in TBB 3.6. When I got TBB 3.6.2, I didn't copy over torrc from old directory, I thought it might get new set of "provided bridges", but when I opened ...
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Failed to connect Tor 3.5.2 on Windows [duplicate]

I am unable to connect to Tor recently. I have got following log: 25-02-2014 20:53:08 PM.370 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting ...
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Do utilization of bridges and/or Pluggable Transports bridges hinder anonymity?

In consideration of recent article by Das Erste publication, do bridges, and Pluggable Transports bridges utilization hinder anonymity and are essentially circumvention tools? Following, please find ...
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Detect Tor from a LAN proxy

I have a quick question I hope has not been asked yet. Let's assume there is a network such this: there is a pc (let's call it X) which is part of a wide LAN; to connect to the internet, it must go ...
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Are there any Tor Cloud alternatives?

Tor Cloud makes running a full-time bridge in the cloud fairly easy, and using Amazon's EC2 means there are plenty of locations available at a moderate price. This means though that a lot of Tor-eggs ...
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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How can find my Amazon EC2 Bridge with Globe

I installed a cloud bridge on Amazon EC2. Now I wanted to find it using Globe (http://globe.rndm.de/). But what name do I search for? I didn't choose one.
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How can I change from a private to a obfsproxy bridge on Amazon AWS?

I set up an AWS server as a private bridge, but actually wanted to have a obfsproxy bridge. Is it possible to change it later, or should I delete the old server and set up a new one?
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Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service?

Is there any bridge beetwen Tor and Freenet? Is there a way to bridge Freenet site like a Tor hidden service ( onion domain )? E.g. setting up site in Freenet network means, that this site splitted ...
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How can I run more than one bridge on a computer?

Recently I started to run a bridge on some dedicated machine. Even it is used a bit the machine has a very low load and I was thinking about placing two or more bridges on it. Is this possible and ...
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How do I know if my bridge is actually useful to the Tor network?

I set up a Tor bridge a couple of days ago, but it sees hardly any traffic. How can I check that I did everything right and my bridge is actually registered in the Tor network? And can I find out if ...
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How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? [duplicate]

How can I use Tor from networks whose operators attempt to block Tor use? For example, I previously used Tor from my school's network to avoid restriction of my Web browsing based on keywords, but ...
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Who can see my bridge's ContactInfo?

I'm guessing that a bridge uploads its ContactInfo to the bridge authority, so there's a point of contact for the Tor project. Is this information available to any other parties, i.e. users ...