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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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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 ...
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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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