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Are Tor connections *that* unstable?

I'm okay with the Tor network being slow, but I often have the issue that I can't connect to my own hidden services at all. I imagine the problem are the nodes in between, because sometime later then ...
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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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How do I take my Tor node offline permanently?

I run a Tor node on a virtual private server, and for various mundane reasons I do not want to continue operating this particular VPS. In other words, I will be removing a Tor node from the network. ...
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How much does it cost to run the Tor network if we divide it per Tor user?

How much does it cost to run the Tor network if we divide it per average Tor daily user? Tor has like what 1.7 million daily users, so like is it 1$ per month per Tor user? Has anyone done any such ...
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Orbot as a middle relay - does it make any sense?

Orbot can be set to run as a non-exit relay However IIRC it take a little while (weeks) before non-exit relays become trusted enough to route real world traffic through them. Given that the IP ...
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Who pays for the network?

There are multiple Tor clients that I used and they seem to connect to the Tor servers. Tor servers seem to show good performance, despite many spammers hide behind the Tor and all communication ...
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How does Tor protect against flooding with artificially long circuits

Since the path and the length of a circuit can be chosen by a modified client an attacker could make it arbitrarily long and thus multiply the the impact of his traffic on the network by the amount of ...
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How long does it take for an IP to be removed from the exit nodes list?

How long does it take for an IP listed here (https://collector.torproject.org/recent/exit-lists/) to be removed from the list after a node has been shut down? Is it normal to have to wait more than a ...
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Is it a problem to frequently change a Tor relay's fingerprint

If each time Tor relay is started with a different key pair, would it be a problem for the Tor network to recognize it?
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How can we get more community-operated (non-NSA) Tor relays set up?

One of the greatest threats I can see to the anonymity of the Tor network and its users, is NSA/GCHQ (etc.)-operated Tor nodes. No matter how state-of-the-art 'good practice' a Tor user adheres to - ...
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If my network link is subject to frequent, short, outages (a gentle form of DoS attack?), can this help promote other nodes to guard before mine?

My broadband provider in the UK is a very large telecoms company that was once state owned. I have an "unlimited" broadband contract with them so running my Tor (non-exit) relay with an advertised ...
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Are slow relays useful for the network?

If you a ran a very slow relay, would you be contributing much to the network or would it not help very much?
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Is there a way to get a CSV of full network status? smthng like all-descriptors.new?

I'm looking for options for torrc or another ways to force my tor daemon to fetch full network status. E.g. today, my /var/lib/tor/cached-descriptors.new contain only records about 1032 relays, ...
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How can I learn about the network?

I'd like to learn about the Tor network in terms of numbers, statistics. Can I find out how many relays the network has and possibly where they are located? Can I learn about roles the relays play ...
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What is the lowest bandwidth rate limit required for a normal middle relay?

Is there any technical limit for scalability by lowest bandwidth rate limit or any curve x = number of nodes, y = minimal bandwidth limit? What settings are optimal for huge amount of small middle ...
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Why isn't there any such option - middle-relay behind NAT?

Why is it still required have two open ports, DirPort and OrPort, for a relay? Imagine such a situation. A Tor user with unlimited network traffic and with that kind great bandwidth stay behind a NAT ...
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How can Tor users and Tor Network protect themselves from an exit node that is actively logging or manipulating exit traffic?

Tor Exit nodes are the last hop in the circuit a Tor client establishes to reach a service in the Internet. Exit nodes handle the actual traffic of the client, either it's encrypted or not. That ...