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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 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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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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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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xprivacy and Tor [closed]

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why does my Tor Cloud bridge receive more traffic than it sends?

I am running a Tor Cloud EC2 instance. From the log files, it looks like it receives more traffic than it sends. What causes this?

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