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How does the exit node relay data back to originator?

I read some of the answers on the forum trying to understand how a server talks back to client through TOR, and from what I understand nodes keep a record for a while of the next and previous node to ...
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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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Tor network used a little bit of my relay bandwidth. Why?

I have a Tor exit relay for about 6 months and assign 1600 KBps for RelayBandwidthRate. Until a week ago, used bandwidth on my relay was equal to 600-700 KBps. But in this last 6 days, used bandwidth ...
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Setting the country of the tor ExitNodes

I'm having some trouble in setting the country of the tor exit nodes. Following this link, by adding the bellow entries to the ./Data/torrc ExitNodes {ru} StrictNodes 1 an exit node from the ...
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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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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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Tor no longer works on sites that want to block it

I heard that people can block the "exit nodes" IPs which are public so nobody can use tor to access their websites. Is this true? Doesn't that make tor useless in that case?
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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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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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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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What does the heartbeat line in my torrc mean?

I know that the Tor logs are in /var/log/tor. I have a question as to what one of the lines in the log means though. I see something along these lines: Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 4 days 18:00 hours, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How many 'peers' will be served by the average exit relay at any given time?

If the NSA is listening and recording at the (very often unecrypted) end where the Tor exit relay meets the Internet, noting all the fingerprinting information (as the webserver interacts with the Tor ...
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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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How to change Tor exit node when using multiple SocksPorts?

I'm using Tor with multiple SocksPorts. Does anyone know how I can programmatically change the exit for each SocksPort separately? The code below changes the exit nodes for all the SocksPorts -- I ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Run Tor in the background via the shell

After configuring the Tor relay through a remote SSH session my terminal is still waiting (sort of stuck at this line on my remote SSH session ). it says: Nov 11 10:10:00.000 [notice] Performing ...
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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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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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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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Tor Relay unresponsive

I'm running a Tor Exit Node for some weeks now and I've noticed something strange. every now and then, usually after 1 day of runtime I start to get this message in my ARM log. 14:03:48 [ARM_NOTICE]...
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Why does Tor publish IP addresses of exit nodes?

I am new to Tor and currently trying to understand the architecture of onion routing. However, I came across this TorDNSEL which makes it possible (for a tool using TorDNSEL) to detect whether ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...