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How does having a dynamic IP for Tor relay affect its metrics?

I'm running a Tor non-exit relay on a network with a dynamic IP that changes every day. What is the update on how this can affect the metrics of my relay (mainly the stable flag, uptime, consensus ...
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My exit-node suddenly lost all of its consensus weight, I don't know where to start troubleshooting

The node in question is the following: https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/3D7E274A87D9A89AF064C13D1EE4CA1F184F2600 The node has been restarted recently in hope of that fixing it, alas to no avail....
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Calculation of bandwidth and measured-bandwidth for votes

In the consensus files there are bandwidth specifications for every router. This (consensus) data originates from the directory authorities votes, which contain a bandwidth as well as measured ...
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How many directory servers are there in the Tor networks?

I recently become interested in researching about the Tor network, and do want to do some research about it. I was heard that there are around 10 directory servers which are hard-coded into the Tor ...
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How can I get consensus data from Directory authority servers for research purpose?

Dear All Experts out there! I am doing some researches about the Tor Network, and want to frequently download the consensus data from the Directory Authority Servers (let say 5 minutes each). Thanks ...
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How do clients know if a descriptor is new/changed/or disappeared from the Tor network?

I noticed a paragraph in dir-spec.txt as follow: To address these, we extended the directory protocol so that authorities now published signed "network status" documents. Each network status ...
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How many times does client fetch the consensus file from directory authorities?

I am wondering that how many times a client "talks" to Directory Server (say, it can be a hard-coded Directory Authority Server, or just a normal Directory Server) to fetch the consensus file, knowing ...
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What is the key blinding function used in the hidden service protocol v3?

I've read the rend-spec-v3.txt document which is supposed to be the specification for the v3 hidden service protocol. The document makes several references to a key blinding function that takes in an ...
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Why is my measured bandwidth so low compared to actual -- is there a off by 1K issue?

I've noticed my Tor relay measured bandwidth is very low compared to both my advertized and external-to-Tor measured bandwidth. Based on the following observations, I wonder: is there's a 1K scale ...
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How is the identity encoded to display the fingerprint

I am looking to encode the identity of a router retrieved from the consensus to give me it's finger print, what is the encoding method used to transform the identity to the fingerprint ? Thanks
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Can Tor be relied on as a trustless service? And more

My question is going to be a bit amateurish (bear with me please) but I have read a fair bit of this: https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/dir-spec.txt [1] And it didn't answer it. My ...
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why is the weight for guards in exit position equal to weight of both guard ans exit flagged nodes for exit position?

Why is the weight factor Weg set equal to Wed in tor code (in file dirvote.c)? How does it still result in correct probabilities?
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Where do I find previous Tor consensuses, and other metrics data?

i am looking to do a bit of research on previous Tor consensuses, i am looking to go back years, is there a location that saves every previous consensus ? Thanks Rich
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Is it possible to voluntarly unlist a relay from consensus?

While configuring a relay I made multiple tor instances ( with different nicknames and fingerprints). Now i'm in a situation that current relay i'm hosting dont't get listed at the consensus because ...
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Does Tor still monitor "shadow" relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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Does all direct clients have to talk to Directory Authorities to fetch the consensus at the first step?

I just read a description on Tor Metrics stating that: "These estimates are derived from the number of directory requests counted on directory authorities and mirrors". So my question is already ...
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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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Path selection constraints not working as expected

From Section 2.2 of the path specification We do not choose any router in the same family as another in the same path. (Two routers are in the same family if each one lists the other in ...
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Do Tor Clients and Caches download the WHOLE totally new consensus file every one hour, or just update some lines in the file every 10 seconds?

I am reading the "Tor directory protocol, version 3" and there are some points that I cannot clearly understand, please help! there are 4 paragraphs as follows: First Clients, directory caches, ...
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Does Directory Traffic count towards Consensus Weight?

When I have a node running, lets say an Entry Guard, that also acts as a Directory Mirror. Will the bandwidth used sending directory information also count towards the consensus weight? And if so or ...
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If a client has a not-so-not-fresh consensus (<24hr), does he download the whole consensus again directly or from a relay?

If a client has a not-so-not-fresh consensus (<24hr), does he download the whole consensus again directly (by reaching to the directory authorities) or from his guard relay (client<=>guard relay&...
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Relay bandwidth

I see in atlas that for each exit relay there's the available bandwidth and the currently used bandwidth. My question is, how the available bandwidth is calculated? I ask that because there's ...
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How to change relay nickname of an existing tor relay?

my tor relay has been active for 30 days and was down for 2 to 3 days. when it was down, i changed the relay nickname field in the torrc . its been 24 hours but the relay nickname is not being ...
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How do you get legit relay bandwidth ballpark figures?

I'm using STEM. I'm trying to create custom circuits based on relay information but I'm unable to get reliable relay information. RouterStatusEntryV3.measured which appears to be the heuristic I ...
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Received http status code 302 from server while fetching consensus directory

Running a tor relay on Centos 7, version 0.3.5.8. Looking at the notices.log, I've noticed this warning for the first time in a week: [warn] Received http status code 302 ("Found") from server '<...
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counting number of Tor users

Does the number of directory requests, reported for estimating the number of Tor clients, count the number of requests irrespective of whether or not the consensus was successfully downloaded by the ...
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cant see the https\\ when trying to open tor market places such as dream market? [closed]

Apologies to all, I'm a complete novice.. From what i have read and my understanding is that one must see the https\ before the name of the website to know it was totally "safe" or.... "secure" would ...
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This appeared in one of my PHP files

I have a test server that I use to practice some HTML and PHP. I once installed a hidden service to that server which has been running since i installed it and i kind of forgot about it. After ...
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Finding source code of the Tor metrics site

Hello I'm creating my own private tor network for me and my friends but I was wondering does anyone know where I can find the source code of the tor metric site? It would be really nice if I could see ...
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Advertised bandwidth rising but consensus weight falling?

I am a new non-exit relay operator, currently running TOR v4.5.4 rc on a RaspberryPi 3B+, on a FTTH connection. My relay is https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/...
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Non-exit fluctuating guard flag

I'm trying to understand the criteria by which authorities determine their vote for the guard flag in order to elucidate why this flag on my relay is flapping. I see a scattering of information from ...
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