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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 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?
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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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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, 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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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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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 time ...
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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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Relay remains unmeasured for over 30 days

I run a relay in my home network. The relay runs on my router (self build opnsense machine). Details of my relay indicate that initially it progressed the usual live cycle of a relay. Then all ...
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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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Does Tor still monitor "shadow" relays?

I've been researching methods to monitor hidden services for a university project. I came across this paper which talks about injecting relays as hidden service directories to gather onion addresses. ...
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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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Not Recommended relay

I looked up my entry-node in Relay Search(Tor Metrics) and I found additional flags was "Not Recommended". Should I change my entry-node manually?
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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 StaleDesc (state descriptor) flag and how do I update my state descriptor?

My week old relay node got this flag today, I couldn't find any explanations about it figured I'd ask here. All I found out was that it was introduced in tor 4.x
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Non-exit fluctuating guard flag

I'm trying to understand the criteria by which authorities determine their vote for the guard flag in order to elucidate why this flag on my relay is flapping. I see a scattering of information from ...
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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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