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Questions tagged [directory]

Questions relating to Tor directory servers and bridge directories

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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 can I resolve the [Consensus not signed by sufficient number of requested authorities] problem

I built a directory server and make some relays use it, but every relay's log file contains these lines: Heartbeat: It seems like we are not in the cached consensus. Mar 28 20:28:04.000 [notice] ...
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Is it possible to set up a private tor network which can connect to the Internet?

I would like a private tor network only my machines can use. These nodes are in different physical machines and have their own IPs. And I want to connect to public websites through private Tor network....
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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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Tor file descriptor usage at 100%

I am running a non-exit Tor relay for the last few weeks and it is working but it is not maxing the Internet pipe. (The server is >2 weeks old, so not a problem of age) The problem is that it seems ...
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Set up Tor as internal Network

My company is looking to use Tor internally for our network, using our own directory authority server, and would like to know if it's possible and how to do it Bonus points if we could use it for ...
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Running Authoritative directory

I found the Authoritative directory, v3 Authoritative directory, and bridge Authoritative dir options in nyx. My question is would this be helpful to run an directory authority, and how to do so ...
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How is data encrypted and decrypted in onion routing?

I read that onion proxy adds a layer of abstraction for each onion router in a route,and each onion router just removes a layer of encryption then does onion proxy knows about all onion routers in the ...
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Searching for Tor hidden networks

What resources are best for search .onion networks within the Tor? Unlike the web where you can search for a domain or portal, what equivalent systems are available for search for Tor specific ...
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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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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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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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Cannot open Tor Browser using Terminal

I recently extracted tor-browser-linux64-6.0a4_en-US.tar.xz on a mounted drive. And tried to start the browser. The Browser didn't open due to not recognizing the .desktop file which starts the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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Where does tor look for directory servers?

I'm working on a project and need to determine how tor determines directory authorities. Looking at the source of version 0.2.8.0-alpha-dev (git-d015c70a118e4357) in file or/config.c there are a ...
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How do bandwidth authorities measure bandwidth?

After reading a number of questions and resources on bandwidth measurements and life cycle of tor relays: can anyone tell me about the bandwidth weights? Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth,...
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Is an Hidden Service directory the same thing as a Directory Server?

I'm trying to get a better idea of the cast of characters that comprise the Tor network structure and am hung up a bit on the distinction between these.
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Is it possible to look up the public key for a .onion-address?

I know .onion addresses are a (partial) hash of a descriptor which contains a public RSA key, so I was wondering: it is possible to see the public key that is found when connecting to a .onion hidden ...
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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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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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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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How Tor Browser knows that a directory server is legit?

How Tor Browser knows that a directory server is legit? Does it have their certificates hardcoded?
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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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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 ...
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What is the difference between a directory server and a hidden service database?

After reading how hidden services work it is not clear to me whether a hidden service database as shown in the figure bellow, is different from a directory server. On which port does it provide the ...
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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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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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No route to host

My laptop computer has Debian stable 7 installed and I downloaded the 64bit Tor. I am unable to connect to Tor, the error message is below: Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. ...
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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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sudden change in port number of closest relay when changed to pasing traffic of Firefox through Tor network

I understand to obtain the complete successful results out of Tor, is it mandatory to use Tor browser bundle. But sometimes, for a general user, Firefox is much tempting to use for many reasons as a ...
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Does Tor client connect to multiple Directory Servers?

In my pcap file capturing Tor traffic, there are connections to 2 Directory Servers (x.x.x.x:9001 and y.y.y.y:443) and they started nearly at the same time. My question is that is it normal or not? ...