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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 ...
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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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Problem getting Tor exit node from a bash script

I have been trying to get the IP address of the tor exit node from a bash script. I have tried torifying the usual methods found in various posts in forums for getting one's local IP address. For ...
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Which one of the relay nodes need to get compromised for client de-anonymization?

Tor can't protect against traffic confirmation (also known as end-to-end correlation), where an attacker tries to confirm an hypothesis by monitoring the right locations in the network and then doing ...
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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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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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(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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Too much Not anonim Exit Nodes on the TOR Network!

Many exit nodes are not anonym. It says "Hi I'm a Proxy Or Hi I'm a Tor Exit Node on host name". Here is a test site: http://ipcim.com/hu/. Host names: TOR-EXIT.CYLAB.CMU.EDU sipb-tor.mit.edu ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IP address in specific city

Do I have the ability to choose an exit IP Address at city-level? I need my IP address to show as Phoenix, Arizona. How do I chose that location for an IP Address?
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I want USA only ip addresses, how do i set that up? [duplicate]

Would like a step by step explanation on how i can set my Tor to only use USA ip/exit nodes, thank you....
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If I am an exit node can/should I restrict certain sites?

Can I pick and choose what sites a user can access via my exit node? For instance I might be very pro-facebook, but I probably have no interest in helping to conceal the identity of people downloading ...
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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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I noticed direct connection to exit node (really disturbing). Security issue?

My tor exit node was 31.172.30.4:443 and at the same time I observed direct connection established to this IP TCP 192.168.1.xx:xxxxx->31.172.30.4:443 (ESTABLISHED) Maybe my knowledge on tor is ...
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Why sometimes Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org?

Once in a while Atlas shows different IP address than https://check.torproject.org . An example is illustrated below: check.torproject.org shows: Congratulations. This browser is configured to use ...
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How can I get a relay's fingerprint?

I recently checked https://check.torproject.org/ and noticed Atlas to get information for the exit node. I want to craft and directly open the url for the relay without going through the Tor Project ...
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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.