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A guard node is the entry node into the Tor network.

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Does my internet speed matter?

Does my internet speed matter if I use same circuit, nodes/hops? There are 3 PC's: 1st one is connected to 100Mbps internet speed 2nd 500Mbps internet speed 3rd 1Gbps internet speed In case all of ...
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Automated way to fetch Tor guard IPs?

Is there a way to fetch all the Tor guard IPs from the Tor Project website? I looked for an API but could not see. The information is actually public, but I cannot nicely fetch it, only see it in the ...
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Does connecting to a normal website using tor work the same way as connecting to a hidden website?

When you connect to a normal website using tor, is the process of connecting to it the same as when you connect to a hidden website? First you connect to the entry node, then middle node then exit ...
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View current set of guard nodes of a certain client

How can I view the currently selected guards of my Tor browser (not just the one in action, but all three, my client keeps in a list)?
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Why Tor Browser connects to 3 differents guards but only use one?

I'm using wireshark to learn what is going on when I start tor. I expected to see one communication with an authoritative directory node and then a connection with the guard node, but I get something ...
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Currently (02/09/2019), how many entry guards does Tor choose and for how long are they maintained?

Two years ago, an identical question was done (Currently, how many entry guards does Tor choose and for how long are they maintained?). Now (02/09/2019) I ask the same, because I am seeking for an ...
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How to become a tor guard node?

From a little bit of research, I found that anyone can be any node other than a guard node. Why is that so? On some forums they say stable uptime for a few weeks is required, but is there a minimum ...
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TOR relay: Possible to prevent host functioning as Entry Guard

For a long time I am running a TOR relay on my home fiber Internet connection on which in torrc the ExitPolicy is set to reject *:*. Since a while on the https://metrics.torproject.org/ website my ...
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Why guard and exit nodes are allowed to be from same country?

If one's connection is corrupted when your guard and exit node is the same person (that can then analyze your traffic and based on that figure out your IP), why does Tor allow them to be from the same ...
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What are the exact technical differences between the error messages when the client cant connect to the hidden service?

when you browse a hidden service which is not there anymore you can see two different error messages. English: Server Not Found / Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site. German: Server nicht ...
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multiple connections to the same entry-node(whonix)

When I'm monitoring connection using watch ss -t command, there are sometimes multiple connections to the same entry-node at the same time. Only difference is local port number. NetId State ...
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Increasing number of middle relays weakens the anonymity?

Tor nodes build encrypted TLS sessions between neighbors to multiplex circuits of users. Multiplexing helps to anonymize users (?). With an increasing number of middle relays multiplexing becomes ...
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Does entry node know the clients ipaddress?

I have read that entry nodes knows clients ipaddress but how is it possible because tor uses socks proxy to communicate
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How to control my Tor-Nodes

I know that Tor needs 3 nodes to work, but is there a way to control my node number, mean to add more nodes or subtract nodes.
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How to Detect Tor Usage From Old Network Traces?

As part of some computer forensics work, I have been asked to look at network traces (showing IP addresses and port numbers) from several years ago, to see if someone was using Tor. I have heard that ...
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TBB, recieving traffic from two OrPorts

I'm using TBB for GNU/Linux as client. Wireshark logged traffic coming from entry guard (port 443) and a less frequent traffic coming from other tor relay (port 9001). Searching over at https://...
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would torify use the same circuit as tbb when both are in operation?

Let's say I'm using both tbb and torify at the same time. For e.g. I'm using tor to browser/look at tor.stackexchange.com. At the same time I am running torify on a different url say https://aaa.bbb....
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Every entry node is in the USA [duplicate]

With this tor version (I can't tell you because it isn't shown anywhere in the browser) every entry node is from the USA only. I'm always trying to avoid any node from USA or little britain. But it ...
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Tor encryption combination

I'm trying to understand exactly how Tor builds a circuit with encryption. I've read the Tor design literature and have a pretty good grasp on it, however I'm left with the following misunderstanding. ...
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Does restricting guard node choice negatively affect anonymity?

In response to the comment on https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-0306-released-new-series-stable Is old version of tor node a bottleneck in the whole tor chain (in sense of security)? Does it ...
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list of all the entry nodes

I need to know the list of all entry nodes. Is it possible to do this? I found here https://www.dan.me.uk/tornodes a list of all nodes or only exit nodes but I only need entry nodes.
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Why does Tor Browser sometimes choose one entry guard (most of the time), but sometimes it choose two or three entry guards?

Some days ago I opened a thread asking how many entry guards Tor Browser currently picks. I found out, with help from forum volunteers, that the current source code of the stable version of Tor (0.2.9....
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Currently, how many entry guards does Tor choose and for how long are they maintained?

As it is said in the Tor FAQ: "each Tor client selects a few relays at random to use as entry points, and uses only those relays for her first hop." These relays are known as "entry guards". I have ...
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How do I verify the Tor Circuit duration? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of having JavaScript code send messages to my server. How do I go about it? Is there a better way? Edit: How do I find out the exact duration for which a Tor circuit exists before ...
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How to find the ip address of the tor entry/guard node I am currently connected to?

I have heard Tor blocks traffic analysis so it is not possible to get the middle relay ip address. How do I find the ip address of the entry relay? Does traceroute help in doing that? I also use tor ...
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How does selecting new guard relays work?

I've been told guards are selected when a client first connects to the Tor network and used until they disappear. What constitutes disappearing? Do all guards need to disappear (and then the whole ...
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Guard Nodes: how long is too long?

I've had the same guard node for almost 4 weeks now. I know it's natural to have the same guard for a prolonged period, but a month? I use tbb every day, tbb version 6.0.7 on ubuntu 16. Would anyone ...
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What do you make of the news that researchers had found at least 110 Tor nodes that were spying in on network traffic or were honeypots?

URLS for news www.zdnet.com/article/over-100-spying-malicious-tor-nodes-discovered/ www.scmagazineuk.com/security-researchers-discover-over-100-suspicious-tor-nodes-snooping-on-traffic/article/...
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Does Tor entry point store my ISP information?

Does Tor entry point stores my ISP addresses after I disconnect from the Tor system?
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Can I opt to be not middle relay?

I know that in a Tor circuit, there are typically 3 relays: Guard, Middle, and Exit. If I want to run a Tor relay, can I configure it so that I can only serve as Exit node, or Guard node, but not ...
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How to use local relay with Tor Browser?

I am running a tor relay (which has the guard flag) in my LAN at an IP like 192.168.0.103. I would like to have Tor Browser use this relay as a guard/entry node so that all the tor traffic goes ...
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Entry Node exactly the same for days. 100 request to change and remains same [duplicate]

I'm worried. I connect to exact same entry node for days. Even after 100 new circuit requests, it hasn't moved. Am I being watched? How can I get TOR to connect to different first node?
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Does Tor change the Guard node (Entry node) if I connect my PC from a different IP address?

Assume that I installed Tor on my PC and used it from IP1. I then bring my PC to another location and use Tor from IP2. So will my Three Guard Nodes be changed? If not, where in the packet can I find ...
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Why is it so hard to use an internal relay that has no Guard flag as Guard Relay?

I've set up a tor relay that has no Guard flag, but I want to use it as a Guard relay when I use Tor from outside. But sometimes it works and sometimes not. Why is this so hard and what can I do to ...
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Entry guards and multiple Tor clients

Suppose a computer user is running multiple Tor clients: a system-wide tor instance, Tor Browser, Tor Messenger, Ricochet, etc. Given that all of these clients independently select entry guard nodes ...
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Can somebody force my Tor circuits to always start from his “guard node”, to access my traffic?

The first node after "my browser" is always the same. I am worried to see that even when asking for "new identity" or "new circuit", it restarts always by the same IP address in France. I have no ...
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Performance issues in single guard for hidden services

From what I can read in this recent post in the Tor blog, Hidden Services use one single guard, just as regular clients do. How does this affect the performance of hidden services? I know that since ...
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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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Using entry nodes with specific ports

Is there any way to tell the Tor daemon on my computer to only pick entry nodes with specific TCP ports? It seems like our ISP has started blocking Tor communication on its usual ports (443, 9001, etc)...
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How Tor network works [closed]

I know that while you are using Tor, the exit relay and the middle node often change. Does the guard node also change, or does it stay the same until I close and restart Tor? When I click on "New ...
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If I run a relay on my home network should I use it as my guard node?

Started running a relay from my home network. Getting a bit of traffic now. Wondering if it would be beneficial to run my Tor connections through it. It seems to be able to mask my use of Tor. If I ...
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How does one pick a guard position (entry node) for one's Tor relay?

I want to run a Tor server as an entry point of Tor network, so that the torstatus web page (torstatus.blutmagie.de) illustrate my server as a guard server. How do I accomplish this task?
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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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Are these specs (VPS) good enough to run a Tor relay?

I want to run a bunch of Tor relays, and so plan to buy 10 $5 VPS's from a company called Beastnode. I have had an amazing experience with this company for game servers and websites in the past, so I ...
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How to change the entry node?

When Tor changes circuit it only changes middle node and exit node, the entry node stays the same since the Tor started, so I guess the entry node is limiting the traffic if you make too much traffic,...
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Probability for using a malicious entry-relay with and without Entry-Guards?

Im trying to figure out, what the probability for choosing a malicious entry-guard, depended on the amount of Relays and the fraction of malicious Relays, is. In the tor-faq it says for using NO ...
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Does an Entry Guard know by which clients it's being used as Entry Guard?

We're doing an assignment on net anonymity, especially about Tor. We're trying to find out where Tor users are coming from. In order to achieve this, we set up a Tor node and disabled scrambled ...
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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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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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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?