Questions tagged [bridge]

Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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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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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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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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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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...