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Questions tagged [directory]

Questions relating to Tor directory servers and bridge directories

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donwloading consensus just from fallback servers or mirrors

according to these frequency options below, how should i specify that tor does not or if it has to, only in necessary times downloads consensus from directory servers and in all other cases, download ...
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cannot run tor on CentOS 7.4 after installing it from epel repository

I have installed tor on CentOS 7.4 recently, all worked fine and the installation was completed from epel repository except for signature verification, but tor refuses to start, and I have 2 problem, ...
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Unable to find profile in Tor path on MacOS

for some reason of script configuration, I need to find the 'profile.default' on my Mac. I tried every folder in /TorBrowser.app and in /Applications Support. In the first I found no folder called ...
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How do I configure TORRC file to establish a directory server

I am now trying to set up a mini-network of tor for experimenting, how should I configure my TORRC file to make it work like a private directory server?
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What's to stop a bad directory operator?

That is to say, why can't a directory be hijacked to spit out only compromised nodes?
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Setting up private Tor network on multiple physical machines

I have several physical machines available with me, and I want to set up a private Tor network for my research work. As far as I have read, the building blocks of a Tor network comprises of the ...
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Use Microdescriptors when using bridge

When I run tor with a simple config without specifying any bridge, it would download and use micro version of descriptors. but in the case that i specify to use bridge, (meek or obfs4) it desperately ...
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Establishing an encripted directory connection failed(done - 85.25.213.211:80)

it isn't illigal in my country and i have checked time and date, windows defender and firewall is turned off.Using this on pc connected to office wifi. tor log is posted below 7/29/2018 2:00:43 AM....
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How to detect and report malicious HSDirs

I'm interested in detecting malicious HSDirs and report them to torproject. However, I don't know how to detect and report them. HOnions (HOnions: Towards Detection and Identification of Misbehaving ...
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can't run different instance of tor on separate DataDirecotry due to permission error

I'm trying to run different instances of tor simultaneously. One without exit node set and one with set exit note. To do so, I have to change the port and change the DataDirectory as well (Correct?). ...
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Are the Bandwidth authorities and the Directory Authorities the same servers?

Are the Bandwidth authorities and the Directory Authorities the same servers? do the same people run both? or am i posing the wrong question, is reporting on bandwidth a job that the Directory ...
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How Long Does A Relay Need To Be Offline To Loose The Stable Flag

I started a new relay about six days ago and have been running it ever since, meaning I should get the "stable" flag soon. However, sometimes around me, things such as the power company or ISP will ...
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How Can I Close The Tor Relay Window On Mac OS X Without Stopping My Relay And Get Update From The Software?

I recently started running a relay on Mac OS X via this insruction document here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-osx.html.en. However, I am wondering, is there a way to fully close the tor ...
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Questions about Tor Directory Authority / Hosting .Onion / Relays Encryption / Keys

So I have tried to find this information and have read abit on here and the internet but keep finding different answers. When opening Tor it will connect to the Tor Directory Authority - I have read ...
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How does tor network calculate relay status?

I have been working to get my relay marked as stable. I am aware that a relay needs to be running for 8 days to be listed as stable. I had it up to four solid days, but had to restart it tonight as my ...
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How Long Does It Take For A Relay To Regain Stable Status?

I run a relay called torland (http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=8d90596192e548c8c00fa9e82759f95b875dc99e) Before today, it was marked as stable. However, due to a recent power outage,...
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Tor software update error. When I try to update the TOR software on Debian Linux, this is the output. Why would this be happening? Thank you

root@debian:/home/debian# sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y --only-upgrade tor bash: sudo: command not found root@debian:/home/debian# apt update && apt install -y --only-upgrade ...
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Can someone point out my error

New to Linux, been trying to sandbox Tor in Firejail for several days now. I'm going to go through step by step just so you know where I'm at. Okay step one is to use a custom profile for Tor, ...
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How to submit suggestions to tor project?

I have some suggestions for Tor Browser Interface. The configuration option which configures what ports tor browser connects through has been moved to a place where it does not appear when the ...
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Is there a way I can keep my relay's RSA key if it changes ip addresses?

I am wondering, is there a way I can switch my same relay over to another computer? So that if I move houses or go on vacation (thus would be switching to a different ip address) I could keep my same ...
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How do directory servers know and trust each other in the voting set? [duplicate]

i would really appreciate if anybody tell me how do directory authorities know and trust each other to include each other in the voting set? how do they make sure that other directory authorities are ...
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cannot upload pictures from directory : Permission denied. and apparmor

I am on Debian buster, running tbb 7.0.11 . This is a clean profile and everything. I wanted to upload a few pictures from /home/shirish/Pictures but when I tried to, it says/said the following - ...
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Under what circumstances auto-naming script uses “!invalid” and “!badexit” instead of the “nickname”?

In the Tor code, when the "approved-routers" file is read, source code checked that the "nickname" is equal to "!invalid" or "!badexit". Under what conditions does the name change to "!invaid" or "!...
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new auto naming script in directory authorities

I'm new in Tor, and interest to it, but after i check Tor auto naming script, i see some contradiction between new version of Tor and autonaming script. So my question is: Is this the final code in ...
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How to announce that a (non-exit) relay open for over a year is officially shut down? [duplicate]

Meaning how to have it removed from Atlas, directory lists, third-party spam blacklists, etc. Does it happen over a period of time, or is there someone to contact? BTW: This question was for some ...
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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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Directory Cannot be Readed: Permission Denied after update to 0.3.0 [duplicate]

My hidden service run fine when using 0.2.9.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 server. but get permission denied problem when I update it to 0.3.0.9 log: [notice] Tor 0.3.0.9 (git-100816d92ab5664d) running on Linux ...
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New hidden service want exposure

I just started a new hidden service on tor and I just wanted to ask what's the best way to ensure that people know it exists???
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How are the Directory Authorities chosen?

There are 9 directory authority servers. Six of them are located in the EU, and three in the USA. There is not a single authority in Asia, Africa, Australia or South America. What is the reason for ...
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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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I seem to be blocked, despite custom bridges. How can I get around this error? [duplicate]

3/29/2017 11:51:07 AM.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 3/29/2017 11:51:07 AM.600 [NOTICE] ...
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What prevents directory server from being attacked?

I understand that the first thing a Tor user do is connect to a directory server to obtain a list of tor nodes, which can be found here: https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/flag:authority What ...
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Tor apparmor permission problems [duplicate]

I am trying to use /home/tor/tor as a hiddenservice directory. But I keep getting permission errors. The directory has the owner and group debian-tor and the 700 permission. I think that apparmor is ...
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“Directory cache”, “directory mirror” and “directory server”. Are they synonymous terms in the context of the Tor network?

As I understand it, Tor clients can download "descriptors" from "directory caches" instead of download them directly from the directory authorities. This is to avoid overloading the network. But I ...
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failed to Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

1/25/2017 19:14:38 PM.000 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 1/25/2017 19:16:12 PM.800 [NOTICE] ...
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Can the tor initial client to relay or bridge connection be MITM attacked?

I am not an expert in Wireshark but I was looking at some packets through Wireshark. I noticed that when using a relay that the connection to the directory authority the first few TCP packets such as ...
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Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities?

Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities? Or does the client reach the directory authorities to fetch the consensus only after building a circuit so that we have {...
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Tor relay loading informations

i've recently decided to support Tor throught a new relay, then i taked one of my server with debian 8 and follow the steps on torproject website after installing the most recently tor i've edited the ...
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Is there any way a client connects specific directory mirror(cache)

I want to make client connect with the only specific directory cache what I specify to download consensus document. So, is there any way to do this using torrc or tor command line option ? I think ...
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What is the difference between fallback, mirror and cache directory

I don't understand the difference of meaning between directory fallback, directory mirror,and cache. Please, explain the difference.
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What is advantage of using hash of descriptors?

There are two sentences which I don't understand in Tor dir-spec ver 3. (https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/tree/dir-spec.txt) 1) Descriptors are downloaded by the hash of the descriptor, ...
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Extra Tor bridges

Following the instructions on the Tor Bridges page, I sent an email requesting some obfs4 bridges. I received a reply saying "no bridges currently available." Then I used the BridgesDB from my ...
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i am trying to verify the sig Why can't terminal find the file?

this is what I get Bills-MacBook-Pro:~ williamlmartin$ gpg --verify ~/Downloads/TorBrowser-6.0.3-osx64_en-US.dmg{.asc*,} gpg: can't open signed data `/Users/williamlmartin/Downloads/TorBrowser-6.0.3-...
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Detect TOR network using the IP address

I have a website. I just want to detect if the internet traffic is coming through TOR or not. How to find If TOR is being used to access my website ? Is there any catalog of IP address that belongs ...
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Weird Message in Orbot logs?

I see something like the following line in log: WARN: Recived 404 Status Code "Not Found" from server [IP:Port] while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/[hash refrence here]" Two very intresting things come ...
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torcc directory paths not parsed

Some if not all of my projects contains folders with symbols in them. Often a leading # hash character or $ dollar sign. When i try to set such a directory within a path like so; DataDirectory Y:\...
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What are the immutable characteristics that uniquely identify a relay?

In other words, what are the system "ingredients" that are not allowed to change without triggering attribution of a new fingerprint and the restart of the "ramp up" / flagging process? Please ...
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A few questions about how bandwidth scanners work

I have a few questions related to how bandwidth scanners work. I would appreciate it a lot if anyone could answer any one (or all) of them: From what I read in the bandwidth scanners spec, my ...
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how to access sites on deep net [duplicate]

Every link I enter returns the error: "Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at [link]. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few ...
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Measuring current load on a Tor relay

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on the usefulness of measuring the current load on a router. I have read the bandwidth authority specification, and I have a rough idea on how ...