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Does my internet speed matter?

Does my internet speed matter if I use same circuit, nodes/hops? There are 3 PC's: 1st one is connected to 100Mbps internet speed 2nd 500Mbps internet speed 3rd 1Gbps internet speed In case all of ...
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IRAN blocked tor network, THE NEW CHINA?

recently we noticed that Iran's government by using firewall or blocking tor exit nodes or .... has blocked access to websites hosted inside, no websites inside Iran is accessible via tor. we thought ...
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website is not accessible via tor [duplicate]

We were using tor network for scraping a website, browser less. recently the found the traffic is coming from tor network and blocked it all. domain is not accessible in tor browser . the question is ...
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Is it a good idea to host an exit node on behind a VPN?

I have a VPS with a lot of high-speed spare bandwidth that I'd like to donate. But my VPS host does not allow hosting TOR exit nodes, due to the abuse complaints. So I figured I'd just setup my exit ...
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Batch use curl/wget/aria2c with Tor and open a new Tor route for each download?

Can I use curl/wget/aria2c with Tor for batch downloads and appearing from a new exit node for each download? That is, I want to feed curl/wget/aria2c 1000 links to download over http(s) that each ...
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How can you reduce the chances of connecting to a malicious exit node?

What can you do to avoid connecting with a malicious exit node? Besides choosing a country where you are less likely to have a malicious exit node. What countries do you think are more likely to be ...
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How to bypass sites that blocks tor?

Tor has many mechanisms for obfuscating its traffic to prevent packet inspection. The "meek" pluggable transport helps to hide this deep packet inspection and hide it as https traffic. (This works ...
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Hidden Service in TestingTorNetwork connected to non-Exit Nodes

I set up a testing environment made of lxd containers on Ubuntu 18.04. Each container is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 image and runs Tor version 0.4.1.6. Specifically, I have the following running ...
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Are the IP addresses listed for relays in the Tor consensus documents accurate?

I am working on a research project involving the analysis of Tor exit nodes and their IP addresses from a specific time frame using data from TorMetrics. I can see that each relay entry in a consensus ...
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Are contents of a hidden service secure if the service is HTTP?

If I host a hidden service without HTTPS, can a compromised exit node (on either server side or client side), read or write any contents of the site? Also, is it more secure to use HTTPS on a hidden ...
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Financial Cost of Running an exit node

I heard today at a conference that running an exit node can be upwards of $1000/day USD in bandwidth costs. The same person says that it could cost over $100/day to run a middle node. I know this isn'...
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TOR EXIT NODE PORT

I want to be a tor exit node, I have mentioned "ExitRelay1" but nyx shows ExitPolicy as reject. I don't understand the torrc code at all. Pls help me out. My internal port 443 is forwarded to port ...
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stop tor from changing its circuit

I'm in windows and my torcc file is like this: ExitNodes {ca},{us} StrictNodes 0 I want to set my exitnodes to canada and united states but when I open tor and go to a website, It changes the ...
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Using a custom exit node for Tor?

I want to be able to change my geolocation on Tor, but I can't figure out how to do that. I'm a complete noob, so forgive me for my rudimentary understanding of how things work. Browsers can read the ...
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TOR browser - -ExcludeNodes doesn't work

Using Linux, at torrc. Format used: (at end file) ExcludeNodes {...},{...},{...},{...} ExcludeExitNodes {...},{...},{...},{...} Continues connecting to excluded country nodes. Know how to fix?
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Why is my relay's exit probability declining over time?

I've had my exit relay running for almost a year and it's pushed 50+ terabytes of data, but my exit probability is trending downward. What would cause this? 1 Year Trend 1 Month Trend
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Need some information about running tor exit Relay

I'm thinking about buying a computer to run an exit relay. I wonder what specs would be coherent ? Or should I use a VPS ? I have a 500mbps fiber connection at home. Thank you
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Why guard and exit nodes are allowed to be from same country?

If one's connection is corrupted when your guard and exit node is the same person (that can then analyze your traffic and based on that figure out your IP), why does Tor allow them to be from the same ...
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Why does Tor always use the same entry point 95.154.221.3

My first IP (entry point) is always 95.154.221.3. Should that not change at some point. I realize it will not change with each identity change, but should it not change after a certain period of time? ...
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How do we extend our privacy on TOR circuit?

The Tor Browser bounces your communications data through distributed network of relays by encrypting traffic in at least three layers selected from thousands of volunteer computers, thus making ...
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Can't use Reddit on Tor - What do I do?

I can't sign up for Reddit because I'm unable to open the reCAPTCHA. It said my computer may be sending automating queries, which I'm pretty sure is because I'm connecting from Tor and they are ...
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Tor keeps in “searching informations about the relay” when ExitNodes parameter is set in torcc file

I added some lines in my torcc file. At first I added: ExitNodes {fr},{be},{ch},{lu},{mc} StrictNodes 1 When I launch Tor with Vidalia it keeps in the state "searching informations about the relay",...
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THE TOR BROWSER AND PUBLIC EXIT NODES

i wanted to run some traffic to a bunch of websites, from tor browser. i wanna know exactly if the websites owners well detect i'am running traffic from tor, by detecting tor exit nodes. what ...
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Do tor exit nodes see the URL you're connecting to?

If you connect to a website using https with a some information in the URL, can an exit node see the URL being connected to?
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Brave Browser's Bundled Tor reveals browser through search, is this a privacy issue?

Description When using private window Tor mode I was surprised to see that Brave passes a browser identifier in the url of the search. It seems having &t=brave in the url makes identifying the ...
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How can I make Tor work with an ExitNode from Portugal?

I live in Brazil, and I need an ExitNode from Portugal. When I put ExitNodes {pt} StrictNodes 1 into torrc, it stay on "Requesting relay information". I can use ExitNodes {us} and {br} properly. ...
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Port forwarding on debian before setting tor exit relay live required?

Before setting exit relay live, do i have to setup port forwarding for 9001, as ORPort is using it if so then how i will do it on Debian Stretch 9.0. Torrc file below; ORPort 9001 DirPort 80 ...
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No activity showing for Tor exit relay

Ive been testing a run of a tor exit relay on a vps which has been active for a few hours however, when using nyx to show traffic stats it shows little to no usage. Ive also tried searching for my ...
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Deduce amount of traffic routed out of the Tor network compared traffic routed to hidden services

On the metrics page of the Tor network, there are two statistics that caught my eye: There is one dataset on the Onion-service traffic (both v2 & v3) and another dataset listing traffic for guards ...
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How safe are Tor exit nodes… really?

From everything I've seen and read about Tor, it seems like the exit nodes are the single point of potential failure if one is using Tor as a client. Stated differently, from what I understand the ...
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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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How to block\allow specific ip in my Exit-relay Tor

I'd like to know if there is a way I can block / allow specific ip's address to access my Exit-relay.
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Error message in Exit-Relay Tor

I'm running an Exit-Relay Tor through SSH and it shows an error message: Tried to establish rendezvous on non-OR circuit with purpose Acting as rendezvous (pending)' and it duplicates itself many ...
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IP4.ME and Tor report different IP addresses

Probably a complete noobie question. I'm running TOR browser 7.5. The browsers states Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. Your IP address appears to be: xx.xx.43.164 But ...
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How to Detect Tor Usage From Old Network Traces?

As part of some computer forensics work, I have been asked to look at network traces (showing IP addresses and port numbers) from several years ago, to see if someone was using Tor. I have heard that ...
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How to detect user using the TOR broswer using private/load balancer ips of AWS

I have used the below code from link to detect the browser is TOR or not. Code But when the server is hosted on AWS, we didn't get the exact $_SERVER['SERVER_ADDR'] as the AWS is providing the ...
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is it possible for an exit node operator to reroute traffic through the tor network?

is it possible for an exit node operator to reroute traffic through the tor network, despite all the disadvantages? What effect would that have anonymity and finally what would happen if the software ...
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Need a step by step to run a relay on Windows

I've looked at https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en Not enough detail in there for me to go ahead. E.g. ... """ Tor's configuration file is named 'torrc'. Locate the file on your ...
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Are the LinkWidth attacks still a threat?

Recently i have found a pdf talking about an attack using so-called “LinkWidth” against tor network, here it is https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/aa31/f6e8676e6c1a531854e4337649f0556e9280.pdf The ...
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Download large files over tor?

If I download a large (3GB) file using torsocks like so: torsocks wget http://website.com/largefile.txt Will tor change the Exit IP every x minutes for the duration of the download or will it ...
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How to fix Torbutton: Unexpected error on new identity?

Does anyone knows how to fix Torbutton: Unexpected error on new identity? When I get the tor browser running and trying to get new identity by clicking on green Torbutton on the top left corner, ...
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Specify custom DNS server

Is it possible to specify a custom DNS server so that the targeted website can see it? Otherwise ExitNodes {us} is useless if the website is geoblocking by DNS flag which is not shown clearly most of ...
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Multiple ip addresses for tor exit nodes

Is it possible for tor exit nodes, or all nodes to have multiple ip addresses say 2 billion so that they alternate each user request through those ip addresses because presently tor addresses are ...
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How to know if exit nodes are the bottleneck

I've read that the exit nodes are the bottleneck of the tor network, and I've also read the opposite. Did the answer change at some point or is it changing often? What is the best way to determine if ...
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would torify use the same circuit as tbb when both are in operation?

Let's say I'm using both tbb and torify at the same time. For e.g. I'm using tor to browser/look at tor.stackexchange.com. At the same time I am running torify on a different url say https://aaa.bbb....
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Why this warning?

Get this warning every time. Started a couple of months ago. Googled around but didn't find anything useful. System: Nov 11 09:06:53.748 [notice] Tor 0.3.1.8 (git-868c1b2b1eb7225a) running on Linux ...
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censorship and tbb exit nodes.

The three gifts that tor and tbb give are anonymity, privacy and no censorship or so I believed. For last few days/weeks I have been observing that quite a few domains don't work on tor anymore. While ...
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How does TOR route back to the originator while maintaining privacy? [duplicate]

Obviously, the original IP address of the TOR user isn't available to the website they are viewing, but when the website responds back to the exit node, what information is the exit node maintaining ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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Configuring Tor to provide relays for users in specific countries

I have looked for a relevant answer to this question and not found it, so am asking the question myself. I am asking this question because my most important motive for setting up a Tor exit relay ...