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Are Tor network nodes/relays proxies? If not, what is the difference?

I would like to know if there is any difference between the concept of "proxy" and the nodes (also known as relays) that make up the Tor network. I mean: Are the nodes proxies themselves? If not, what'...
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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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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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Tor node IP list update service been stopped recently?

The "torbulkexitlist" which was updated every day, has not changed the contents of the recent Tor IP list.. I would like to ask if the service has been permanently suspended or temporarily ...
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Who creates malicious Tor nodes, why, and how to they work?

I understand the concept of a malicious Tor node, but am confused on a few things. Who makes malicious Tor nodes? I assume non-Tor friendly governments and non-government threat actors. Why would ...
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Tor deanonymization via ISPs

We known that an adversary can deanonymize a user (on clearnet) if it controls both the guard and the exit node. But is that neccesary? We know that the NSA gets huge amounts of data from the internet....
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How does a Tor client find the correct HSDir to connect to when fetching a "descriptor" of a hidden service?

It seems that a Tor client connects to a HSDir through a circuit of 3 Tor nodes when retrieving a hidden service descriptor. But to access a hidden service, a user only needs to know the .onion ...
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TOR browser - -ExcludeNodes doesn't work

Using Linux, at torrc. Format used: (at end file) ExcludeNodes {...},{...},{...},{...} ExcludeExitNodes {...},{...},{...},{...} Continues connecting to excluded country nodes. Know how to fix?
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And if DDoS attacks could enhance the anonymity of the Tor network?

The most effective approach for an attacker would be to establish Tor routing and send packets to trigger a chain reaction across 3 or more relays. Now, couldn’t these attacks potentially be an ...
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How to calculate the number of IPs an overall passive attacker would obtain by examining a connection?

A global passive attacker might be able to attempt various correlation attacks. In this example, I would like to calculate the number of IPs they would need to collect in order to have the IP address ...
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How to become a TOR node

I'm very uneducated about this so pardon me if I'm using the wrong words. I saw on Twitter that one can make their computer into a "proxy" or "node" to facilitate the Tor network ...
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How do I use one and only node?

I'm looking forward to using Tor like a VPN. I learned about EntryNodes, ExitNodes, and MiddleNodes and how to set the country code for each and setting StrictNode 1 or something. When I set all these ...
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Why do I get connected to TOR nodes that I excluded in TORRC?

I'm testing the TOR browser bundle and I keep getting connected to exit nodes in countries that I've explicitly excluded in my torrc: StrictNodes 1 ExcludeExitNodes {ad},{ar},{au},{at},{bs},{by},{be},...
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Not possible to connect some countries

I was running Tor-0.2.9.9 till yestoday, thene I updated to the new version Tor-0.4.5.5-rc now i cannot connect to Japan or India anymore and also to some other countries. In version Tor-0.2.9.9 it ...
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How to simulate tor in a close network?

I'm interested in setting up a simulated tor network on a closed network. I'd like to setup multiple VMs as tor relays and somehow have tor on another VM create a circuit based on the list of tor ...
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What are the current default lengths in Hidden Service related circuits?

I have been trying to understand the process behind Hidden Services and something that is confusing me is the circuit lengths between different components in the Hidden Service Scenario. So far, I ...
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Is it possible to run a Tor middle node on Windows 10?

I have a Windows PC, and I'm wanting to run a middle node on it. The problem is, after a LOT of googling, I see nothing on how to run a middle node on Windows. In fact, on https://community.torproject....
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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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Does tor and entry or relay node with nyx utility keep in save any logs that can deanonymize users of my node?

Does tor and entry or relay node with nyx utility keep in save any logs that allow to get information that can deanonymize the user (for example, any entries (notes, logs) about the ip-addresses of ...
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Can my university network IT see the IP address of the obfs4 bridge node?

Can my university network IT see the IP address of the obfs4 bridge node when I use my private laptop computer and Tor Browser to log in my university network account and connect to the Tor network? ...
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In onion v3 services, how does the client know the "HSDir" that have the necessary descriptor to connect to the onion service?

I've read the "Tor Rendezvous Specification - Version 3" and I can't find out how the client knows the "HSDir" nodes that store the onion service descriptor that indicates the introduction points ...
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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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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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