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HSDir selection

I'm writing some code to play around with and test some hidden service things. I need to be able to emulate hidden service directory selection. HSDirs are calculated by selecting the three closest ...
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Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, Measured bandwidth, Bandwidth burst, RelayBandwidth rate?

I am confused about a few terms: AdvertisedBandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, MeasuredBandwidth, RelayBandwidthBurst, RelayBandwidthRate, BandwidthBurst, and BandwidthRate. Can anyone please explain ...
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Why does directory mirroring get disabled when AccountingMax is on?

I'm the operator of the Tor node strugees. I want to mirror the directory. Apparently everything is working grand, except for the fact that directory mirroring is disabled due to the fact that I have ...
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Exit node to Directory Server not using one hop circuit

I've built a tor (2.4.19) test environment. Clients build circuits and all seems to function properly. However, I noticed that while my entry and relay nodes communicate with the directory server ...
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What is the criteria for the V2Dir flag appearing?

I've just read What are good explanations for relay flags? to get a feel for what flags could possibly appear on my new relay (which is an image from Tor Cloud, but with torrc modified to be a relay ...
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Am I blocked from some Tor? [closed]

After successfully using Tor for several months I became unable to access any of the .onions. I've tried reinstalling Tor. It says that its working and I have no trouble connecting to any other sites ...
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How many descriptors can be retrieved in one request using the descriptor digest?

in the Tor dir-spec.txt I can see a note stating that due to squid proxy url limitations it is only possible to download 96 descriptors when using the fingerprints. Does this also apply to the ...
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Searching for Tor hidden servicces

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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Best way to set up a Tor lab?

What would be the best [and cheapest] way to set up a private Tor network for testing and experimentation? A rough size estimate is that it should consist of 12 or more onion-routers and should be ...
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Why does hard coded node 'Faravahar' have a different geolocation (USA) than registrar (Mauritius)?

I was editing an IT Security stack exchange question to add geolocation information to a Tor question and I noticed that one of the 10 hard coded directory authorities is ambiguous about its location: ...
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How can Tor use a one hop circuit to a directory server during initial bootstrap?

The Tor manual says: TunnelDirConns 0|1 If non-zero, when a directory server we contact supports it, we will build a one-hop circuit and make an encrypted connection via its ORPort. (Default: 1) Tor ...
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Why does Tor use only one hop instead of three hops to connect to a directory server?

The Tor manual says: TunnelDirConns 0|1 If non-zero, when a directory server we contact supports it, we will build a one-hop circuit and make an encrypted connection via its ORPort. (Default: 1) Why ...
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What specifically causes an Exit to get a Bad Exit flag?

The consensus includes details of exits that are flagged as "Bad Exits". What are the specific conditions under which the Bad Exit flag is given to an exit?
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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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Would distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the directory authorities disrupt the Tor network?

Assume someone wants to disrupt the Tor network or maybe bring it down. A powerful attacker could try to DDoS all the directory authorities. As there are only 10 worldwide this seems like an easy task....

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