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Tor keeps in “searching informations about the relay” when ExitNodes parameter is set in torcc file

I added some lines in my torcc file. At first I added: ExitNodes {fr},{be},{ch},{lu},{mc} StrictNodes 1 When I launch Tor with Vidalia it keeps in the state "searching informations about the relay",...
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Question regarding malicious Tor Entry Guard

What would happen if you are connected to a malicious Tor Entry Guard (without any VPN) that was set up by someone with negative intentions? Wouldn't this person technically be able to see your IP and ...
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Why is torrenting over tor discouraged? Can the practice be benifitial to the tor network?

I have seen various sources saying this should not be done, and the argument is that the network cannot handle the load. Fine. But what I want to ask about is the following: what if someone created a ...
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TOR How does middle node know which chain a packet belongs to?

"Tor works like a chain of proxies, where each proxy only knows about the next hop and the previous hop." I presume that a TOR node may be part of more than one circuit though, how does it know which ...
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How to check the realtime data transfer amount of my Tor relay

Recently I have set up a Tor relay, I can view the approximate data usage from the [Heartbeat] notifications, but as far as I know you can't manually activate it. As well, I'm SSHing to my server, and ...
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Configuring my Tor browser to use more than three relays (nodes)

The title of the question speaks for it self. Can I configure Tor to use more than three relays (nodes)? I suppose that it won't be possible inside the native Tor Browser, because that can only use ...
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Why does TOR not intentionally choose nodes from different countries?

I've read than if an attacker could control both entry and exit node into the tor network he could easily de-anonymize TOR users. I have also read that TOR chooses nodes at random. So my question is ...
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How is it possible that tor is using 4 nodes instead of three? Is my secur

How is it possible that tor is using 4 nodes instead of three? Has tor been modified or is my security under threat
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Why my Tor relay server only use 10-15% of my bandwidth?

my relay (https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/FA371BD2B25519D65B956BB732938E28BB4FE809) has a traffic rate of 500kbits and some very short peaks to 3mb. But why only 500kbits? I have enough ...
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How can I run my own tor node or hop?

I want to run my own tor node/hop and may be use it as an exit node. Do you have any information?
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Where can I find a specific node to exit from?

I have been doing a bit of research and I know it is as simple as adding the "Exitnodes IP address" command to the torrc file. I was just wondering if there is a publicly available list of IP ...
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Can we query a Relay to get its descriptors?

Parsing the Tor Consensus gives us the IP Addresses of active relays in the Tor network. Is there a way of getting a relay's descriptors from that particular relay itself ? Thanks :)
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I've successfully specified my exit node to be US, but Spotify Webplayer still detects a different country. How can I fix this?

I've configured Tor to always have a US exit node, but when I go to the URL for Spotify Web Player, it says Spotify has not been released in your country yet (Spotify is released in the US). I have ...
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What do ORs 'know'?

It is often said that each node 'knows' the preceding and proceding nodes. But what identification information does the node have exactly? Just the IP address? Also, as a result of what protocol does ...
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If I am running a Middle Tor Node, can I get malware from it?

If I am running a Middle Tor Node, is it possible to get malware from malware going through the node?
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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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From a metadata perspective, what does an entry node know about its clients?

I am wondering what an entry node knows about its users. I know they do not know where you are sending data or what the data is because of onion routing and encryption respectively. But, does TOR take ...
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How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a node and not the final destination? [duplicate]

I was reading https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/36571/why-can-a-tor-exit-node-decrypt-data-but-not-the-entry-node and it got me thinking: How does a tor node knows that the next hop is a ...
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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 ...