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Exit Nodes in restricted countries

The British government has recently announced plans to require censoring of "terrorist" and "extremist" websites (1)(2). It seems UK residents may soon find themselves joining the ranks of those ...
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Is it dangerous to have Tor exit node?

If I buy VPS and create Tor exit node there what would happen if someone did bad thing using my exit node? (terrorism, hacking goverment sites etc) VPS provider will share information about me to FBI ...
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Does running Orbot mean I am running a Tor exit relay?

I downloaded Orbot on my tablet and I've been reading about the Tor network and I looked up "Is running Tor illegal in the U.S.". I found out about exit-relays and the Orbot app said something about ...
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How would I block exit nodes correctly?

I'm attempting to advise another party on how to block just requests from Tor exit nodes, not non-exit relays. I think I understand the correct data sources to provide to them, but I'd like ...
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In what ways can private relays be used?

There are applications where private relays, not listed in public consensus directories, would perhaps be useful. For example, one might use four-relay circuits with private entry guards and exit ...
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Block nodes in torrc hidden service

I used this torr config https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=331077.0 ClientOnly 1 EnforceDistinctSubnets 0 UseEntryGuards 1 NumEntryGuards 8 GeoIPExcludeUnknown 1 EntryNodes AutonomyCube,...
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Accessing Tor hidden services over a single hop circuit

I will presage the expected warnings before posting my question: I fully understand the security risks involved using single hops, however, with regards to my goals I have zero need for anonymity. I ...
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IP showing through Tor different to exit node IP

When I carry out IP lookups from within Tor, my own IP address is occasionally different to the one showing as my exit relay when viewing the circuit. Sometimes it is very similar (eg my IP: 215.24.13....
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Why does adding a Guard-Exit (EE) node in Tor yield more catch probability than adding a guard and exit node separately? [duplicate]

The following is the default Tor network in shadow simulator: Total BW of Guard flagged nodes=258.15 MB/S Total BW of Middle nodes=23.69 MB/S Total BW of Exit flagged nodes=13.23 MB/S Total BW ...
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Is it possible to add any IP address as exit node?

The IP addresses of Exit nodes are well known for anyone who is interested in it. Is it possible to setup an exit node so its IP address isn't published in the list of Tor exit nodes?
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How often do Tor exit nodes change Ip addresses?

A majority of Tor traffic is routed through around ~80 exit nodes I was wondering how often do these exit nodes change their ip addresses? There is a list of exit nodes here https://torstatus....
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Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB?

Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB online. Also, be informed as node changes or additional nodes being added online while using TBB.
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Tor on linux - how to select exit nodes manually

On windows, there is an application called Advanced Onion Router (or, AdvOR) which lets you choose your tor exit nodes, and it lists them all out. This is great, because some exit nodes have ...
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Exit Relay Bandwidth Data not showing on Tor Globe or Atlas [closed]

I recently set up a Tor exit relay on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server, using a VPS. It's running fine, with an average throughput of about 1 MB/s, and shows up OK on Tor Atlas and Tor Globe. To try to ...
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What can I do to reduce risk of malicious traffic leaving my exit relay besides setting the exit policy?

I am considering running an exit relay. Unfortunately this opens possibility of legal issues and traffic restrictions from my Internet Service Provider. See Abuse FAQ and Legal FAQ. There is a nice ...
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If I select specific country exit nodes, why is IP not dynamic anymore?

I'm trying to look like I am coming from a small country, and when I do that, no matter how many times I press "New Tor circuit for this site", my final, exit IP stays the same. Why does this happen? ...
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Anonymous VPS Permitting Exit Nodes?

I want to run some exit nodes to give back to the community. Are there any lists of VPS providers in U.S. or Europe who allow anonymous VPS purchase, preferably through cryptocurrency, who also allow ...
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Tor can not connect when trying to use ExitNodes from Iran

I'm visiting a website that only is available from Iran, and I want to use Tor and I want Tor to use an exit node from Iran, So, I put this on the torrc file: ExitNodes {ir} StrictNodes 1 But, I get ...
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Colours on bandwidth bar in Tor Network Status

I see there are exit nodes listed at http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/, but there are some colours on the Bandwidth bars (green/pink, black). What do they represent? Do they represent how much of the ...
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changing exit node automatically?

I watch few geographically restricted channels via tor, by manually changing the exit nodes in the torrc file to the corresponding geographic location the go to the channel address. Ideally, I would ...
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How to connect to a Tor relay with an exit node

A friend of mine installed a Tor relay with an exit node in his server. It has an IP and a port, obviously, but we can't connect (or we don't know) to the node. We think it has to be done with a ...
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tor is not working [duplicate]

01/09/2015 10:17:55 ص.000 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 01/09/2015 10:17:57 ص.400 [NOTICE] ...
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Does Tor have any protection against bandwidth misuse?

Let's say someone runs 100 Tor instances on their machine and with their high speed internet connection -> download huge volumes of data through all of those instances. Are there any mechanisms ...
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RouterStatusEntryV3 doesn't have members it should have…?

AttributeError: 'RouterStatusEntryV3' object has no attribute 'measured' measured (int) -- bandwidth measured to be available by the relay, this is a unit-less heuristic generated by the Bandwidth ...
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What is the risk of guard relay and exit relay being one and the same?

Looking at the circuits build for a client during a Tor process, I have noticed the following: Four circuits were built. On the first circuit the guard node was a1. On the second circuit the exit ...
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Is exit node able to modify / add packets to a stream?

Is it possible for an exit node to modify the data stream of a circuit, for example could a cell such as a padding cell be send down the stream after the data have been transmitted ? I am thinking ...
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why is the weight for guards in exit position equal to weight of both guard ans exit flagged nodes for exit position?

Why is the weight factor Weg set equal to Wed in tor code (in file dirvote.c)? How does it still result in correct probabilities?
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How to find the current number of tor relays/ exit nodes in entire tor network?

tor project faq points to this page: https://metrics.torproject.org/. But it is not easy to understand. I don't understand the terms used in this page. How do I decipher the following information ...
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Why would Tor make the ExitNode known?

As a website owner, I can tell that you are using Tor service once I match your location with the known Tor ExitNode. This allows me as the website owner ( think Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay) to ...
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Mutliple tor exit relays on the same router and dedicated WAN IP?

I have an extra adsl connection that I would like to dedicate to TOR. I would like it to be very low power so will use a mixture of Rpi2 B(newer model) and B+ computers hooked up to ethernet switch ...
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Why do I appear to be from “Unknown” country?

I configured my ExitNodes for {US}, However when I track the links I visit using Tor it shows that I'm surfing from an "Unknown" country, what could the problem be?
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How long does it take for an IP to be removed from the exit nodes list?

How long does it take for an IP listed here (https://collector.torproject.org/recent/exit-lists/) to be removed from the list after a node has been shut down? Is it normal to have to wait more than a ...
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What circuits connect to the introduction and rendezvous point?

If accessing an onion service, how much commonality is there between the circuits that connect to the introduction point, the rendezvous point, and the exit node for non-onion service usage? I ...
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connecting issues when setting 'ExitNodes' in torrc

The Tor connection was unstable so I had to use bridges.Got the bridges from bridges.torproject.org and put in the torrc file: UseBridges 1 # This works for Ubuntu Linux, adjust the path according to ...
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Stetting up a Tor Bridge in Amazon EC2 - Amazon AWS

Its been around 2 months since I had been using Tor and I am in love with it. I want to try running a Tor relay using the Amazon EC2 account I signed up today. I am pretty new to this service but ...
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How to increase the Advertised Bandwidth of Tor onion router (OR)?

I am operating Tor relay as an exit on 10 MegaBytes/s speed network. But when checking from http://atlas.torproject.org, it shows only 700KBps Advertised Bandwidth. How to increase this bandwidth?
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Are there tor exit nodes (country specific) that are not listed in the tor node list?

Sometimes I have to use Tor as a proxy server to let myself appear in a specific country. This can be done by editing the torrc. Problem is: Some websites are blocking traffic from Tor. I presume ...
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My exit-node suddenly lost all of its consensus weight, I don't know where to start troubleshooting

The node in question is the following: https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/3D7E274A87D9A89AF064C13D1EE4CA1F184F2600 The node has been restarted recently in hope of that fixing it, alas to no avail....
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Can exit relays be selected as middle or guard nodes?

I was under the impression that exit relays are only ever used as exit relays, however, recently I read a paper that stated that exit relays can be selected as guards or middle nodes. Is this true? I ...
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How feasible is that Directories grant you only compromised nodes to build the circuit from?

I asked this question about Tor and how secure are the first steps before the circuit is made (the guy who answered me, lead me to this site which i didn't know). Please correct me if I'm wrong (or ...
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Is it possible to choose unique different exit-nodes for Tor?

I want to run 2 (or more) tor instances on the same machine each one on different port,but i want to make sure that those 2 instance will never have the same exit node or ip at the same time i am ...
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Is it safe to send identifying information unencrypted through Tor?

My question is similar to What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node, but the answer there isn't sufficient for my question. If I send unencrypted information through Tor,...
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Blocked exit node keeps coming back! [closed]

I got several exit nodes blocked by country in my "torrc defaults" file. This is what the script looks like: StrictNodes 1 ExitNodes {ru} ExcludeExitNodes {us},{ca},{gb},{ua},{se},{de},{es},...
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Blocked Tor exit nodes

I know of several services that block traffic from Tor exit nodes including, as of a couple of months ago, the Australian Legal Information Institute. It's a sad state of affairs given that there are ...
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Changing Timer on Tor Node Change

Tor is changing my node every 10 minutes. With Google I have come across a 'torrc' file that seems to have custom Tor commands, but I'm not sure how to change it so that my node were to change say ...
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What are Tor Node Selection Rules?

What are the rules by which Tor Proxies select entry, exit, and middle nodes from the list of Tor nodes? Where is this implemented in the source code?
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How does Tor Metrics estimate client location?

Tor Metrics provides data on client location at the country level. How is this data estimated? I assume it does so with the CollecTor data? How does one back the country out from that information? I ...
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How is data sent back from exit node to me?

I understand how the client sends the data through Tor to the sever. Onion routing Basically, it selects a set of nodes to form a circuit, say nodeA nodeB nodeC. It then encrypts the data this way: ...
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Tor 4.0.2 How to change IP to desired country? [duplicate]

How can I change the IP to a USA IP address? I'm using Tor 4.0.2 on a MAC and have tried many different ways but all have failed. Please be detailed in the description as I'm not totally computer ...
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How to read TorDNSEL's exit lists?

I'm looking at the exit lists published at https://collector.torproject.org/archive/exit-lists/, and I'm trying to understand what is the time interval for which I can deduce a certain IP address was ...