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Why Atlas does not show all exit nodes Tor connect to simultaneously?

At times Tor connect to several circuits (and different exit nodes) to support multiple protocol simultaneously, In these cases, why Atlas does not show all exit nodes Tor connect to simultaneously? ...
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How do ISPs filter out Tor traffic when using a Tor Relay

Tor website says that an ISP may perform Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and figure out that I am using Tor. References: https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html.en https://www.torproject.org/...
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Google Play Store detects wrong IP address when using Tor

I use Tor when accessing the Play Store. I have Tor to use US exit nodes only and I've confirmed by looking up my IP while using Tor that I indeed have US IPs. However, when accessing Play Store, Play ...
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What is the risk of Guard-Exit node in Tor compare to Guard and exit node separately?

It appears that having Guard-Exit node in Tor increase the probability of deanonymizing the client compare to Guard and exit node separately. To put it in a nutshell if a node at times could become ...
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What is the Tor network exit node IP address turnover? [closed]

I'm curious how frequently do the Tor network exit node IPs change? More specifically, approximately what percentage in a given month still remain in use the next month? Or do all typically stay in ...
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Cannot find the Amazon E2C Image

cloud.torproject.org describes an image that can be used in Amazon E2C service. It mentions that this image is already configured with package updates and port forwarding. The images have been ...
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Editing the torrc file to set up a Tor Exit Relay in Ubuntu 14.01 LTS server

I would like to know the changes required in the following torrc file to configure tor running on my server to be a Tor relay and or a Tor Exit relay. I think I would first start with a Tor middle ...
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Is a Public Exit TorRelay on or off by default?

Looking at this releases for windows: Are in any of these releases public exits on by default? In his post @SamWhited assumed that they are off. But looking at Point g of Configuring a Tor Relay: ...
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How does Tor Network latency (speed) compare with direct internet?

Tor seems slower than my normal direct internet connection, perhaps because of high traffic from users or low bandwidth. Can anyone explain the speed differences to me? Thanks so much. Have a nice ...
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Tor graphics and media resource repository

I'm trying to make a video of the Tor Project for the Project for Awesome and I need some graphics explaining the Tor network. Is there a centralized resource of graphics and other explanation tools ...
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How many different IPs are used in Tor?

I use Tor since some months now and wonder how many different IPs are usable? I often check my IP and sometimes I see IP which i remember from some days before. But I found this site: http://...
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Xmission Tor node Warrant info?

I have a client who is thinking of switching to Xmission (a local Utah company) for website servers, and was reading a Guardian article about Xmission's stance on privacy, and I'm very impressed. They ...
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Exit-node maturity

How long does it take for an exit-node to reach maturity? That is, if I create an exit node and leave it running, how long will it take for the exit to be fully utilised, provided nothing goes wrong? ...
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ExitNodes doesn't seem to work

I have the lines StrictExitNodes 1 ExitNodes {us} in my torrc, but when I go to a site that requires me to be in the US (in this case http://video.pbs.org/video/2365321775/), it still says that it'...
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I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes

I need to access an online chat and they block connections from Tor exit nodes. The chat is hosted by mibbit.com I've tried using free online proxies from within Tor (Tails) but that doesn't seem ...
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How to prevent a rogue Tor entry node?

The Tor system works by connecting to a Tor node. That Tor node then connects to a deeper Tor node, which connects to a deeper Tor node, which connects to an exit node. How do I know that there's no ...
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Trusting the Tor Browser Bundle with credentials

I am aware that a login to google or whatever other site will leave me unmasked and destroys my anonymity. Yet I still would 'login' from the exit-nodes location, correct? Can I trust Tor, when ...
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Can a relay and the Tor browser bundle share one IP?

I've got a network with several PC's and one public IP from an ISP. Can I run a relay on one PC and use Tor browser bundle on another PC?
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Tor Exit Relay safe to use?

I have gone against advice and set up an exit relay. Let's face it more are needed and I am happy to help, I have unlimited broadband and can not think of any better way to use it! I wanted to know, ...
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Visiblity of data in my network (Encrypted Tunnels)

My question is whether data about my addressed websites and me are visible/unencrypted within my network. E.g. I want to access 'https://ixquick.com/' using the Tor browser. Is the request for ixquick ...
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Tor ExitNodes as ip address is not working

Tor ExitNodes accept ISO country code or Ip address.. Trying to connect Tor ExitNode like.. ExitNodes {X.X.0.0/16},{X.X.0.0/20} StrictExitNodes 1. but it's not working. so it is not possible ...
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How are the exit and non-exit packets in the Tor relay system recognized?

Relay setting in Vidalia has two options for relaying: "for the Tor network" and "inside the Tor network". The options enable relaying either just inside the Tor network or additionally out of the Tor ...
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Tor - refresh your path every x seconds

Is there a way to refresh your path in Tor every x seconds or minutes without manually doing like pressing new identity? I need it to do it automatically (e.g. putting a line in the torrc file)? I ...
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Exit Relay Warning: All nameservers have failed

Shortly after starting my exit relay I start to get a spam of messages that look something like this: Jun 20 17:09:48.269 [Warning] eventdns: All nameservers have failed Jun 20 17:09:54.253 [Notice] ...
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What are key issues around publishing which websites block particular exit relays?

The answer to What common sites are known to be troublesome for Tor use? is a "community wiki [that] will list commonly used websites known to be troublesome for Tor users." I have encountered such ...
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(Stem) Multiple Exit Nodes - Changing ID not working?

I'm coding something in Python (Stem.) And I've hit a wall. I'm trying to get 2 relays working simultaneously, being able to change the identity independently for each one too. And I don't think the ...
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Is my Tor browser's connection to the Tor routing network encrypted?

I have frequently heard that the endpoints of a Tor connection are unencrypted. This makes no sense to me. If the purpose of Tor was originally to protect dissidents in places like China, then why ...
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Traffic in port 9050 in a relay (denial of service attack?)

I've set up a Tor exit relay (0.2.4.17-rc, debian testing) in my VPS, and it's running well (about 20Gbs/day). But a lot of traffic (about 50%) is using port 9050 for incoming connections. It's ...
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'Sorry. You are not using Tor' - Strange issue 72.52.91.18/19

ADD: ^^^ mmm I don't think it's the same. In that question they talk about a false negative, but judging from the results of my port-scan, and considering that more than 2 weeks passed, it looks ...
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Is my ISP throttling the bandwidth of my Tor relay?

I am operating a Tor relay (OR) as an exit on a 10 MB/s speed network. But when checking from atlas.torproject.org, it shows only 1 MB/s Advertised Bandwidth. Is it that my ISP is throttling my ...
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How many connections are using my exit node?

I am running Tor as an exit node on Ubuntu. Is it possible to know the number of connections to my exit node at the current time?
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Multi-VPN hopping Advantages/Disadvantages over Tor

I was told that using Tor and/or a VPN is always a tradeoff of privacy and anonymity. I'm wonder what combination of Tor, VPNs (paid or free), and proxies can help minimize this risk. For example, if ...
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Running Tor relay or exit node entirely from RAM memory using initramfs or Live CD

I would like to run several dedicated servers, both relays and exit nodes. I am concerned about two things: The running server being hacked in a way that compromises the anonymity of user. The ...
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What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node

What if I let some identification information (like a page with my real name) leak in a plain http connection and the exit node captures this? Until when it be able to identify me? Till I change the ...
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Is it a bad idea to run OpenVPN and a Tor relay on the same VPS?

Get a separate IP for the node. Do not route your own traffic via this IP While it may be tempting to mix in your traffic with your node's exit traffic for cover, this is best avoided. Having a ...
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What is this warning in the Tor log?

My Tor log shows this entry. What does this mean? Apr 04 16:08:07.000 [warn] Rejecting INTRODUCE1 on non-OR or non-edge circuit 7503.
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How the overriding of the exit nodes decrease anonymity?

I found in Tor FAQ only: ExitNodes $fingerprint,$fingerprint,... A list of preferred nodes to use for the last hop in the circuit, if possible. And cite: overriding the entry / exit nodes ...
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Encrypt traffic between my onion site and exit relays

Is it possible to encrypt all traffic between the last relay and my hidden service site? (I have tried to use an ssl certificate and configure tor like that: HiddenServicePort 443 127.0.0.1:443 but it ...
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How is 'Exit Probability' calculated?

Tools like Atlas graphs an Exit Node's 'Exit Probability': https://atlas.torproject.org/#details/E93F05C9A7112544A2F132CBB7F6701877140F2A How is the Exit Probability calculated? (Bonus for a link to ...
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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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Non-“Exit” nodes and inner-onion connections

What means that the tor router (in this list) is not mark as "exit"? And is it still possible to contact other onion nodes directly through it (e.g. such that it'd be the node directly preceding the ...
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Why does the number of open circuits fluctuate that much in my heartbeat logs?, new d

I have a new exit relay running on DSL. It's version 0.2.3.25 running on Windows. Most of the time, there's only a few connections, but every so often there's a lot more. They all appear and disappear ...
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Does exit node encrypt three times for the return path to local machine?

I'm new to Tor, So I read the Short User Manual here I found this image in the link above, I understand Tor on my local machine encrypts everything thrice, what about the return path? Does the exit ...
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Would using direct connections on an exit be safe?

Let's say the computer I'm using is an exit. If I don't use Tor for my own browsing, can we consider it safe because those connections will blend in with other connections that exit?
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Tor Configuration - Socks5Proxy / Socks4Proxy

I'm looking at the Tor manual, in particular the Socks5Proxy option: Socks5Proxy host[:port] Tor will make all OR connections through the SOCKS 5 proxy at host:port (or host:1080 if port is not ...
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How can I select some specifc paths?

I want to select some specific routers as my entry relay, middle relay and exit node. I know I can edit torrc to determine entry and exit, how can I determine the middle one?
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Is there a way to make it so Tor doesn't repeat the same IP or gives the same IP less often?

I noticed that sometimes when I connect with Tor or get a new identity, I'll see an IP repeated. Is there any way to make it so Tor never repeats the same IP or gives the same IP less often? Or is ...
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How to create a private exit node?

I would like to create an private exit node that only I have access, it will be set on my personal computer, then plan to create "exit node" to relatives who live USA and France so I can have a fully ...
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Does traffic exit Tor at the same node for all ports?

Exit Relays can be set to allow traffic to exit the Tor network only over certain ports. Vidalia even makes this super-simple by giving options like "Normal, unencrypted Web browsing" or "IRC clients ...
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Many exit nodes unable to download from file hosting sites

My country recently blocked quite a number of popular file hosting sites (e.g. uploaded.net) at the IP level. Using Tor circumvents this but I'm finding that most (nearly all?) Tor exit nodes are ...