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Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.

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Problems configuring connection / censored [duplicate]

Im having problems figuring out how to configure my connection properly. Ive tried bridges and proxies. Currently in the USA, I dont know if that helps. Here's the logs with and without provided obfs4 ...
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There is a bridge eror [duplicate]

I am from Turkey where the Tor network is censored. I am using Tails 2.10 so I needed to use bridges which I took from https://bridges.torproject.org/. They were obfs4 bridges. I did tried it multiple ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me out. My Tor Browser was working perfectly fine until I did an update for my windows 7 laptop. Now i keep getting an error message mentioning failing to establish connection. I have ...
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Plz help! Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection…(done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Tried all the "built-in" bridges (fte, meek...etc) as well as custom ones...no go. It was working fine for over a year. Just recently it started doing this. I'm not an expert, just a basic computer ...
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'No running dirserver' when trying to use bridges

"no running bridges"+"no running dirservers" problem appeared suddenly. Starting a few days ago, - only when trying to use bridges - Tor does not finish bootstapping itself. Here's the log (after ...
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Where can I get my private Obfs4 bridge? [duplicate]

I made a private Obfs4 bridge on my Ubuntu with openVZ on a VPS successfully recently, but I have no idea that what's my bridge and how to find it. I need help, please!
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Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed while trying to connect to Tor via my college's network even with bridges [duplicate]

Till 3 days ago everything was fine, Tor browser 6.0.4 was connecting very well and even Vidalia Tor bundle too. But now, none of them are connecting from any PC through my college network. My ...
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Is it useful to use ISP's DHCP to regularly change IP address of bridge relays?

I maintain a few Tor middle relays on different broadband connections, so I’m relatively familiar with running the Tor software on small Linux and FreeBSD servers. My next project might be to set up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

In response to the blocking of Tor in even more countries and organisations, I decided to set up a (private) bridge. I would like the bridge to: be accessible to users with strict outgoing connection ...
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Configure Tor Browser to use a private Bridge

I want to configure my Tor Browsers to use a private Bridge but cannot locate any documentation which gives the specifics.
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Why isn't my tor starting?

I saw OrBot in Google PlayStore and decided to give it a shot. Once I enabled apps VPN mode and Bridges (just to see...) I started getting a lot of captchas. When I searched online for what could be ...
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What's keeping [insert dictatorship here] from blocking all bridges after first use?

I'm curious as to why the following method isn't used by state-level censors to detect ALL kinds of Tor bridges, even obfuscated ones, and automatically block them for their population: You run mass ...
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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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What happens when an ISP blocks all directory servers?

What happens when ISP blocks all DA's. Do we need to use a VPN? Are DA's blocked in Tor blocked countries? How a Tor client gets bridge IP when DA's are blocked?
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Tor Bridge Issue

Below is the first thing that pops up when I run Nyx. [Warn]Pluggable Transport process terminated with status code 1 Notices.log: Feb 18 07:41:42.000 [notice] Registered server transport 'obfs4' ...
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trouble adding bridges

I'm trying to add bridges to Tor but it has now been two hours and I'm still getting the "loading relay information" message; is this normal? ; I'm currently running 143 Mbps
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Why is my Tor bridge relay not getting any traffic?

I used to run a Tor bridge on Windows at home, where I have a 300/150 Mbps ISP. This Windows has memory leak and crashes after some hours, ad I believe that was making my bridge never get traffic. A ...
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How to monitor traffic usage on a Tor bridge on Linux?

I'll buy a small server and will install some Ubuntu distro on it, and among other things I'll install a Tor bridge that won't be an exit replay. I also will use it as a SOCKS proxy for a Firefox, I ...
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No traffic on obfs4 bridge

I am running an obfs4 bridge on my raspberry pi since 10 days now and haven't seen a single client since then. My torrc looks like this: RunAsDaemon 1 ORPort 9001 ExitRelay 0 BridgeRelay 1 ...
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Why do bridges hide that I am using Tor?

I read that using bridges lets you access websites that (soft)block Tor (e.g. Google) and it really does, but the bridge is the first node in your circuit so why don't website block based on the exit ...
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Why can't I find Tor's logs or how do I check Tor works normally?

I've just upgraded Ubuntu and Tor has also been upgraded, as I use the package officially provided by the OS maintainers. I did certain changes to the torrc file, namely I decided to run a bridge ...
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Tor (with bridges) keeps giving “connections have failed” in command line (while working ok through Tor Browser)?

When I try to connect to Tor through command line (Windows 10): "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Tor\tor.exe" -f "C:\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\torrc" | more I get the following error:...
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What prevents tor from configuring ALL entry nodes to act like bridges?

What prevents tor from configuring ALL entry nodes to act like bridges? This would dramatically improve the speed for connecting through bridges
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Can I operate a relay and Bridge on same computer?

After ironing out several buggy problems with my Tor relay it's now been in operation for almost sixty days without problems (almost). Have one irritant left but it's not of to much concern. System - ...
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how pluggable transport is managed against BridgeAuthority?

given that BridgeAuthority relay has information of all published (non-private) bridge relays, it could be used to compromise pluggable transport, is that the case? specifications
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Tor bridge selection

Say I wish to use a lot of bridges, and my torrc looks like this: #... # other settings UseBridges 1 # #obfs4 bridges Bridge obfs4 so-and-so1 Bridge obfs4 so-and-so2 # ... and so on # #obfs3 ...
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Commenting out a wrong bridge

I'm running a system tor; /etc/tor/torrc has both UseBridges 1 and ExcludeExitNodes {us},{au},{ca},{nz},{gb},{fr} set. It runs OK, but I have a lot of bridges listed and one of them is apparently in ...
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Are bridges a way to prevent identifying Tor exit nodes? [duplicate]

I'm using Tor 0.2.8.9 on Mac. I've come to realize that Tor exit nodes are easily identified, and as such, someone can block access to a Tor browser by simply blocking the IPs correspoding to those ...
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Can one use pluggable transports to host hidden services?

If I want to host a hidden service but I don't want people to know that the server is communicating to Tor, what can I do? Can I use obfs4? How to setup things?
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All IPs which are connecting to Middle, except the IPs in consensus file are Bridges?

All IPs which are connecting to Middle Realy, except the IPs in the consensus file are Bridge IPs? Are there any other IPs possible?
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Bridge Cookie Auth file

Here is what the Warn message says: specify an explicit cookieauthfile to make it group readable (3 dups) torrc file partial: CookieAuthentication 1 CookieAuthFileGroupReadable 1 Thanks for any help!
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TorBrowser connected through Chutney uses real external Tor nodes

I have setup a Chutney tool successfully and was wondering if I can route my traffic through a Chutney-made network and to the internet. I was going to test that using TorBrowser and providing custom ...
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Instructions for bridges do not match the browser tools

There are a few places in the user manuals that talk about bridges. Three different methods of using bridges are mentioned, however, only one of them works. I have looked exhaustively and have been ...
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When using a pluggable transport such as Snowflake, how does the OP know what bridge it is talking to?

I understand that when using Tor in the "normal" way, it can directly access either directory authorities or fallback directories over plain HTTP to start learning about network status and ...
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Seperating the browser from the client

I really like the simplicity and the interface of the tor browser's configuration and connection step. Maybe it is not as simple as the terminal but after trying to configure I had to admit defeat. I ...
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The scary torrc

I've been trying to set exit nodes and obfs4 bridge(country blocking tor) into my torrc file but I can't find a recent post about that or any beginner friendly explanation. Can anyone provide me with ...
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How do I download photos/videos from Tor Android?

I want to browse the internet safely, and I'm using some imageboard sites on there but can't for the life of me download any images or webms. I've even got an Orbot VPN and connected to bridges on the ...