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What is the purpose of the middle node?

So I'm just trying to understand the functioning of the Tor network from Robert Heaton fantastic article. My understanding is that the guaranty Tor tries to give is that no node knows which source IP ...
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Tor file descriptor usage at 100%

I am running a non-exit Tor relay for the last few weeks and it is working but it is not maxing the Internet pipe. (The server is >2 weeks old, so not a problem of age) The problem is that it seems ...
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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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1x fast guard relay or 3x smaller middlerelays- what’s better for the network?

As I am running 6 relays in different sizes at the moment i asked myself what is better for the TOR network in generall: •1x fast guard relay with 100 Mbits unlimited traffic •3x smaller middlerelays ...
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Is it OK to get an alert from Gmail while browsing through Tor Browser?

I've just receive an e-mail in my Gmail saying Google 2-Step Verification blocked a sign in attempt to your account. It also states that If it wasn’t you, then someone else knows your password, ...
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Why is my middle relay not picking up much traffic?

I have been running a middle relay on a Linode VPS for many months now (atlas report). My only bandwidth-relevant torrc setting is AccountingMax, set to 2 TB. The available bandwidth advertised by ...
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Daily or monthly traffic limit recommended?

If I can only offer a small amount of traffic e.g. 20 GB per month for my middle relay would you recommend to set a monthly limit or a daily limit? Setting the traffic limit to 20 GB would mean the ...
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Selecting a middle node in Tor using Stem [closed]

I'm trying to learn my way around Tor and the Stem library for a class. My understanding is that the middle node is selected by tor and is unaccessible through Stem, however as part of the class I ...
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Confusion about RelayBandwidthRate

when i set a RelayBandwidthRate e.g. 600 KB/s does it mean i have 600 KB/s bidirectional (e.g. 300 KB/s download and 300 KB/s upload) or does i mean i have 600 KB/s in both directions, 1200 KB/s in ...
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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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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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Azure “security rules” for tor-middle node [closed]

I trying to set-up a tor middle relay on Azure. I've an Ubuntu instance, tor is all installed and has bootstrapped fine, but it won't form a circuit and the ORPort is unreachable. I assume this is a ...
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tor relays question?

I read this in some book : All connections between the first relay and the exit relay are encrypted, and each relay along the way knows only the previous and the next hop. ...
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Continue running middle relay with Vidalia 0.2.21 (Tor 2.4.23)?

The Vidalia bundles are still advertised in the TBB3 FAQ, but no longer available to download. What should Windows users who want to run a middle relay do? Conversely, should operators stop running ...
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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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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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Running a Tor (non-exit) relay behind university firewall

I have a personal laptop connected to a university connection, and reach the Internet through a proxy server. I have configured Tor to use only HTTP/HTTPS (since the firewall seems to reject all other ...
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What is the best specific for fast relay?

I'm trying to setup Tor relay, just a middle, not an Exit. I'm looking for the best configuration for the 100 mb / s. My current torrc is: V3AuthoritativeDirectory 1 V3AuthVotingInterval 30 minutes ...
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How to know the number of circuits through my middle Tor relay?

I am running my Tor relay as middle relay. Is it possible to know how many circuits are there through my middle relay?
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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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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.
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Can I change settings in order to restrict Tor from accesing already used IP's of proxyes? [closed]

It is possible to change settings so Tor will not be able to connect on the IP's and Proxyes I was already connected?