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How Long Does A Relay Need To Be Offline To Loose The Stable Flag

I started a new relay about six days ago and have been running it ever since, meaning I should get the "stable" flag soon. However, sometimes around me, things such as the power company or ISP will ...
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Under what circumstances auto-naming script uses “!invalid” and “!badexit” instead of the “nickname”?

In the Tor code, when the "approved-routers" file is read, source code checked that the "nickname" is equal to "!invalid" or "!badexit". Under what conditions does the name change to "!invaid" or "!...
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new auto naming script in directory authorities

I'm new in Tor, and interest to it, but after i check Tor auto naming script, i see some contradiction between new version of Tor and autonaming script. So my question is: Is this the final code in ...
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Reloading torrc without loosing flags

Everytime I edit some parameters in my torrc file and then send a "pkill -sighup tor" to reload the configuration, I loose my HSDir-Flag and my uptime. Is it possible to reload the torrc without the ...
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Question about the assigned Guard node flag and whether if this flagged node can still be used as middle node

I would like to know some information before launching my Tor node. If my node is assign as a guard node, can it still be used as a middle node or has it became a permanent guard node?
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Getting a HSDir Flag

How exactly do I get the HSDir flag? I've read that that you get it, if the Node is accessible for at least 24 hours and it hosts hidden service descriptors. But I'm still not sure, what is meant by ...
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Why does a restart cause a relay to lose the Guard and HSDir flag?

Why does a restart cause a relay to lose the Guard and HSDir flag? I understand that the Guard and HSDir flag are based on time in the network. However, why is it important when the last restart ...
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No guard flag after 3rd month

I am running a Tor relay for 6 Months now. The first 3 months it was easy for me to get the Guard flag. But since then (3 months) (I didn't change the configuartion) only moria1 is voting for Guard. (...
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Voted and applied relay flags

I've set up a exit, according to consensus-health.torproject.org it got voted Fast and Exit (I guess Flags shown as RED means that they were voted?). I was monitoring the relay with arm and realized ...
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What is the criteria for the V2Dir flag appearing?

I've just read What are good explanations for relay flags? to get a feel for what flags could possibly appear on my new relay (which is an image from Tor Cloud, but with torrc modified to be a relay ...
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When does a relay get the Named flag?

A new relay of mine has been flagged as Stable and Guard, but not Named. What are the criteria for receiving the Named flag?
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Will hibernation cause my relay to lose the Guard flag?

My relay's outgoing traffic is limited, so I had to enable accounting. The limit hasn't been reached for a while now and recently my relay received the Guard flag. Will this flag be lost the next ...
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How can one move its relay to another server without losing anything?

Supposing one runs a server on some server and wants to move it to another. How can this be done without losing the flags (like stable, guard, named) and the progress to get a t-shirt, if certain ...
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What are good explanations for relay flags?

We received an Atlas patch that adds tooltips to relay flags, so that relay operators can better understand what these flags mean. The patch author used dir-spec.txt as their guide. I wonder if ...
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What, precisely, are the criteria for determining if a relay will be flagged as a guard?

The Tor FAQ's "What are Entry Guards?" entry does not describe the process by which a relay becomes a guard. The word "flag" is not mentioned anywhere in the FAQ index. Arma's "The lifecycle of a ...
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What specifically causes an Exit to get a Bad Exit flag?

The consensus includes details of exits that are flagged as "Bad Exits". What are the specific conditions under which the Bad Exit flag is given to an exit?