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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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Is the “Ron's Coffee” Tor-related hack technically possible in episode 1x01 of Mr. Robot?

In the episode 1x01 of Mr. Robot, Elliot confronts the owner of Ron's Coffee. He basically states that the man is hosting illegal (child pornography) content served in the form of a website that the ...
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Why do I appear as a Tor exit node despite ExitPolicy reject *:*

In the circuit, why does my node (hi-lighted) appear to be an exit node? Or am I reading it wrong? My exit policy is ExitPolicy reject *:*
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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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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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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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Can Tor nodes know their position in the circuit?

It is documented which node knows what. I'm wondering if the nodes in the circuit know their own relative position. For normal three relay paths, they certainly can infer their position: the exit ...
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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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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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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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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 ...