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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 ...
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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 [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'...