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Questions tagged [relays]

Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.

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Exit notice page fails decoding

On any chromium based browser the exit notice on my DirPort gets "err_failed_content_decoding" On Firefox, it works fine My relay runs Tor 0.3.5.7 on Ubuntu 18.04
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I have specified a DirPort (80) in my torrc, and it is allowed in UFW but metrics.torproject.org/rs.html does not list it

This seems to started after I specified an IPv6 address for my ORPort. Everything server side indicates my DirPort is reachable, but Tor Metrics (not tor on my server) says it is unreachable (...
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Tor Exit Node Error using Duck Duck Go

I'll admit I have little experience with tor, DDG, or such levels of privacy. I was using DDG on Tor, when I received a message saying: "We've detected that you have connected over Tor. There appears ...
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Tor service connected with the cli but still my same IP

I was able to connect the tor.service with the command line but when I check with check.torproject.org it says I am not connected and my ip is still the same. I may have missed something but I read ...
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How does TOR select which entries, exits and relays to use when creating a circuit?

Does the selection-algorithm weight anything differently in any way, and if so: On what metrics? Why? & what benefit does this bring to the TOR network?
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How to make a Tor relays ORPort and DirPort reachable?

I've been trying to set up a tor relay with a Raspberry Pi. It runs Raspbian GNU/Linux 9 and Tor 0.2.9.16. Since I only want to use the Raspberry for the tor relay I didn't do much. After installing ...
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Which repo for tor relay on Ubuntu Artful?

Tried to update a tor relay on a machine running Ubuntu Artful, but the repos at https://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org artful/main are gone missing. Any ideas which repos I should use instead? ...
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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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Here Are My Specific Steps To Configure A Tor Relay On Windows 10, 8,, 7

To see my instructions, watch the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GlAhq-YSC0&feature=youtu.be
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Is OBFS4 working in China and Venezula?

I just set up a new bridge running OBFS4 obfuscation, and am wondering if OBFS4 is working in China and Venezuela? Thanks for the insight.
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Is it possible to voluntarly unlist a relay from consensus?

While configuring a relay I made multiple tor instances ( with different nicknames and fingerprints). Now i'm in a situation that current relay i'm hosting dont't get listed at the consensus because ...
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How to get traffic log history from a relay?

I'm currently running a TOR Relay. I'm monitoring it with nyx and is pretty good because I can see every connection coming in and out from my relay. But what I'm asking is how can I find a full list ...
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How would I configure Tor to temporarily choose my exit relay to be that of a specific country IP?

I would like to configure my Tor browser to use a specific countries IP in order to enter a site which only permits use from that countries IP, I may be wrong as I'm still in very early stages of ...
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How to get the fingerprint or nickname of first relay?

I see only the country of bridge that I'm connecting to. How do I get nickname or fingerprint ? Also how I can check to what country a fingerprint belongs ?
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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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Tor Relay: Alleged Family Members

First of all sorry for my English. I had 2 Tor relays and now 1 is gone. I cleared "MyFamily" in torrc, and after some time dead relay disappeared from "Effective Family Members" in Tor Metrics ...
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Country information of Tor relay on Atlas does not match with server location

I host a digital-ocean VPS as Tor relay. I pick the VPS in India (which has IP 206.189.142.99) I check on https://www.iplocation.net/ , which also said that it from India But in Atlas, it said ...
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Tor relay giving false HSDir flag

Today my tor relay started reporting the HSDir flag out of nowhere. I do not have a hidden service configured. Is this something i should worry about? Everything looks fine, and i see no services ...
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Tor Bridge Setup Windows 10

I'm looking to setup a tor bridge on my personal laptop which runs Win10. I know this isn't the optimal hardware or OS to make setup easy, but tor is best when all kinds of users participate, so I ...
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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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Is Tor-network protected from using one hop?

I'm testing few things in Tor and I noticed that if im changing(from the source code) the number of hop's(nodes) to be more then 3 hop's it work fine(slow but still working) and if i set only 2 hop's ...
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Upgraded raspbian relay, only kept secret_id_key and not newer ed25519 key

While doing my regular patching this month I noticed that the version of Tor on my Raspbian Jessie Relay was obsolete (0.2.6.x) and the repo did not have a newer version available. So I took the ...
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How to detect and report malicious HSDirs

I'm interested in detecting malicious HSDirs and report them to torproject. However, I don't know how to detect and report them. HOnions (HOnions: Towards Detection and Identification of Misbehaving ...
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Dirport / Orport stop being unreachable after some time

Just set up a Tor relay on Digital Ocean running Ubuntu 16.04 using tor-relay.co and everything is seemingly going well. However, every so often the relay will cease to work and I'll get the following ...
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Tor http status code 400

Today i started getting a bunch of [WARN] messages stating : Received http status code 400 ("Bad Request") from server random ip's while fetching "/tor/server/d/ random long string of numbers". ...
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How to install a Tor relay on windows as a service?

How do you install Tor to run as a middle relay on windows? And how do you make it start automaticly as a service?
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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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Can anybody help me fix my Tor Connection?

I use Tor on my schools internet and its always worked until now. I have no clue why but heres my Tor log 4/21/2018 23:24:21 PM.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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recieving packets frequently while opening tor

I am trying to view the traffic from my computer to the first relay and backwords when uding tor. I use wireshark to view the packets sent. when I only open tor, this is what wireshark shows me: https:...
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How Long Does A Relay Need To Be Offline To Loose The Stable Flag

I started a new relay about six days ago and have been running it ever since, meaning I should get the "stable" flag soon. However, sometimes around me, things such as the power company or ISP will ...
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I am unable to conect to Tor from an specific country IP

I have been using Tor for a time now. I had it configured to conect from an Irish IP since that is what I need. It was always working okay but now suddenly it won't conect itself. I had the IP set ...
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How Can I Close The Tor Relay Window On Mac OS X Without Stopping My Relay And Get Update From The Software?

I recently started running a relay on Mac OS X via this insruction document here: https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-osx.html.en. However, I am wondering, is there a way to fully close the tor ...
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Questions about Tor Directory Authority / Hosting .Onion / Relays Encryption / Keys

So I have tried to find this information and have read abit on here and the internet but keep finding different answers. When opening Tor it will connect to the Tor Directory Authority - I have read ...
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How does tor network calculate relay status?

I have been working to get my relay marked as stable. I am aware that a relay needs to be running for 8 days to be listed as stable. I had it up to four solid days, but had to restart it tonight as my ...
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connecting to a relay directory failed (connection timeout)

after I install continue I run suddenly stopped in the middle of the road with a description of connecting to a relay directory failed (connection timeout). please help me what i have to do because i'...
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How Long Does It Take For A Relay To Regain Stable Status?

I run a relay called torland (http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=8d90596192e548c8c00fa9e82759f95b875dc99e) Before today, it was marked as stable. However, due to a recent power outage,...
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Do I need external IP for Tor Node?

after reading articles about tor and how it works-Tor Node too. i want to create my own Tor Node and transfer to my Node my data from the browsing. I'm using VMware Workstation with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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Tor software update error. When I try to update the TOR software on Debian Linux, this is the output. Why would this be happening? Thank you

root@debian:/home/debian# sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y --only-upgrade tor bash: sudo: command not found root@debian:/home/debian# apt update && apt install -y --only-upgrade ...
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How To Update TOR Software On Debian Linux

I am running my tor relay via Debian Linux, and am wondering, how do I update the TOR software via the command line? I am not running the tor browser software here, just the tor software for running ...
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Connecting to a relay directory failed

I just installed Tor and its not running. Its saying relay directory failed followed by an IP address in brackets. What is happening and how do I fix it? Here is the log: 13-Mar-18 22:11:32 PM.200 [...
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Private Tor network, socket explanation

I recently made a private Tor network using virtual machines ( with this tutorial : http://fengy.me/prog/2015/01/09/private-tor-network/ ) The network is composed of three nodes : goupix with the ...
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New TOR setup with old identity

I have installed a new OS (Raspbian Stretch) and tried to setup a Tor relay with the same configuration as before. Due to my lack of knowledge, I've saved, but not immediately restored the content in /...
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Raspberry with TOR relay and read-only filesystems

I run a Raspberry Pi as a TOR node and use an SD card. The last SD card died, probably due to too much data being written to it. I'm already using the setting AvoidDiskWrites 1 So I've set up ...
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What's wrong with my relay? (Consensus Weight Jumping Around)

I recently set up (19 days ago or so) a new, non-exit, relay. It's gotten the guard, stable and fast flags, but it's consensus weight keeps jumping up and down for some reason (my understanding is ...
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Can a relay know how far away it is from the exit node?

This answer suggests that Tor relays can't easily know how many relays are before/after it. RELAY_EARLY was added to limit circuit length, as a relay will destroy the circuit if it receives too many ...
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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Windows 10 tor relay use 100% CPU

I setup tor relay on Windows 10 see https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#details/AD5B534F1CF8ABD17001817CC2ACF6D11345766F as windows service. At service start it use about 15% CPU. Then when it ...
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Is there a way I can keep my relay's RSA key if it changes ip addresses?

I am wondering, is there a way I can switch my same relay over to another computer? So that if I move houses or go on vacation (thus would be switching to a different ip address) I could keep my same ...
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I found a way to run a TOR relay on Mac OS X and Windows. Is there a way to share this with TOR Project

I found a way to configure the TOR browser on OS X and Windows to run a relay. If this was doable, it would be fantastic for tor project because more people would be able to run relays without the ...
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Tor relay stuck at 80% bootstrapping (No SSL object)

Tor newbie here. I just compiled the latest stable Tor 0.3.1.7 ebuild on Gentoo (vanilla, no special use flags or keywords) on my Raspberry Pi and for some reason it's stuck at "Problem bootstrapping. ...