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Questions tagged [exit-relays]

Questions related to running, and maintaining exit relays

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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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Are these rogue exit nodes?

I know that some governments setup rogue exit nodes to listen in on and spy on traffic from tor. A lot of time, I notice exit nodes with very similar addresses like 185.220.101.2, 185.220.101.0,185....
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Access site from multiple specific Tor exit nodes?

By adding the two lines ExitNodes [IPv4-address of exit node] StrictNodes 1 to the torrc file, it is possible to restrict ones Tor browser to a certain exit node whilst the programme is running. The ...
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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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Choosing a Guard Node, Middle Node, Exit Node

What are the exact factors or paramaters for choosing a particular node to be a guard node, middle node and exit node ?
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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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Exit relay max bandwidth Question

I recently created an exit relay via a vps I've rented out. I currently only get 1TB of bandwidth a month. I've set everything up in the torrc and usual, but I need to know how to put the bandwidth ...
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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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“The Legal FAQ for Tor Relay Operators” for other countries

I'm new to Tor and consider supporting the system. But the legal infos are only regarding the U.S. https://www.torproject.org/eff/tor-legal-faq.html.en Is there any profound info for other countries? ...
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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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Define exit static exit node in TOR Browser

I want to set static exit node in my TOR Browser. Is it possible? Because I didn't find any clue on how to set it up. This exit node is belong to well known organization that support privacy on ...
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Exit Node for Tor Browser

The new tor Browser does not seem to control its exit nodes like the older Tor Browser. Is this a bug or can it be fixed so the exit node country remains the same. Yours Allister
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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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SIGHUP wont change exit nodes on Tor Browser 7.0.11

sudo pkill -SIGHUP tor stop change exit nodes on Tor Browser 7.0.11 tried mutiple times - no success UPD: actually connecting to tor control port and sending newnym signal doesn't even try to ...
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Uptime and Downtime with FreeBSD 11.1 --> Tor 0.3.1.9 on FreeBSD

I have regularly up and downtimes with my Tor Exit Node! Why? Without my doing it changes between up and downtime? What can I do about it? Thank you in advance Vim
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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 ...
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notice Tried for 122 seconds to get a connection to scrubbed:80. Giving up

Getting error while sending multiple http requests through tor circuit. Sep 18 17:59:13.000 [notice] New control connection opened. Sep 18 17:59:28.000 [warn] Destination '[scrubbed]' seems to be an ...
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Tor exit operators: What DNS do you use?

I was reading a couple articles on identity and information leaks from DNS. I was just curious to know how many TOR exit node operators run their own DNS servers as opposed to going through another ...
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I've successfully specified my exit node to be US, but Spotify Webplayer still detects a different country. How can I fix this?

I've configured Tor to always have a US exit node, but when I go to the URL for Spotify Web Player, it says Spotify has not been released in your country yet (Spotify is released in the US). I have ...
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Does TOR client (Expert Bundle) work as an exit node by default?

I have downloaded TOR Expert Bundle standalone application. Does it work as an exit node by default? UPDATE. Related: Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay? Important. My question ...
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How do I take my Tor node offline permanently?

I run a Tor node on a virtual private server, and for various mundane reasons I do not want to continue operating this particular VPS. In other words, I will be removing a Tor node from the network. ...
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How a node get a exit flag? [duplicate]

I read this article and I understand how a node can become a entry guard but I didn't found documentation about how a node become a exit node? Where I can found documentations or articles similar to ...
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Fingerprint is marked rejected

[warn] http status 400 ("Fingerprint is marked rejected -- please contact us?") response from dirserver '171.25.193.9:443'. Please correct. That's what I got in tor logs after starting new exit node ...
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Difficulties right off the bat

What the heck is a relay & an Exit relay? I assume that if I have to pay for bandwidth then operating as an exit relay is both costly & unwise? How can I determine whether I am set up as an ...
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Configuring my tor to be a relay [closed]

I quote from the official https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html "If you have at least 2 megabits/s for both upload and download, please help out Tor by configuring your Tor to be a ...
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Does a Tor exit node change when a new Tor cct is assigned? [duplicate]

If say Tor changes circuits every few minutes, and lets say you have a session open with a HTTPS site (probably doesn't matter if http or https), say a bank or Facebook, twitter etc, when a cct ...
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Exitnodes: safe?

I've configured the torrc file to use a specific exitnode with strictexitnode 1. I want to know if this compromised my privacy in any way. If I understand it correctly, Tor would still have two ...
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Argentinian Exit node not working on Tor [duplicate]

Windows 10 with Tor browser 6.5.2 (based on Mozilla Firefox 45.9.0) My problem is that I was using exit node from Argentina (AR) in my torrc file without problem till now. From today with AR exit ...
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How to specify ExitNodes in Linux?

You can edit torrc file in Windows version and add something like ExitNodes {US}. And this will make your Tor Browser connect to .us proxies only. If you add this at the end of torrc file in /etc/tor/...
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Avoiding exit-nodes with ISP-/country-based blocks of a site?

Is it possible to avoid exit-nodes where a site is blocked by the exit-node's ISP (or - I guess - government)? So my questions are: Can specific exit-nodes be "turned off"? Can groups of exit nodes ...
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Looking for up to date tutorial on running multiple tor exit nodes on one machine

I have: Debian 8 two IPs on the Linux machine What would be the best way to run multiple tor (exit-)server instances on this machine? I guess I have to define multiple torrc files and also have an ...
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ExitPolicy reject *:* some traffic seems to sneak throu anyway?

I have a Tor Relay running at home on a a small Raspberry Pi (pushing 50Mbit/s) with an ExitPolicy reject :. Tor Atlas confirms that the Relay is not an Exit Node (https://atlas.torproject.org/#...
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Tor Browser Bundle Single-Hop

I downloaded the Tor source. I could compile it and run it with the changes to the or.h file creating a single hop for better tor speed. As explain in this topic: How to decrease number of Tor hops? ...