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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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Private Tor network, socket explanation

I recently made a private Tor network using virtual machines (with this tutorial). The network is composed of three nodes: goupix with the ip address 172.26.145.31 grodoudou with the ip address 172....
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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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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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How Can I Keep My Tor Relay Stable When I Need To Do A Software Update

I run a TOR relay under the name "torland" (http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=8d90596192e548c8c00fa9e82759f95b875dc99e). Just today, my relay became marked as a stable tor relay ...
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Disproportionate CPU usage

My new Raspberry Pi 3 relay was relaying 2 MBps using maybe 80% CPU for a few days. But suddenly, just today, it jumped to using 380% CPU, using almost all of each of the 4 cores to serve the same ...
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Tor node additional flags configuration

I recently stumbled upon these new additional flags in the Tor Metrics website: I’d like to configure my tor node to also have the FallbackDir and IPv6 ORPort flags, but don’t know what to add or ...
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How to know if exit nodes are the bottleneck

I've read that the exit nodes are the bottleneck of the tor network, and I've also read the opposite. Did the answer change at some point or is it changing often? What is the best way to determine if ...
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How to secure my torrelays against hijacking (debian), bounty $50

I'm running some tor exitrelays with rsyslog off. Does this disable ALL loggin? If no how I disable ALL loggin? Next to that I want to secure those against hijacking as good as possible. So I was ...
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Tor relay - Interrupt: we have stopped accepting new connections, and will shut down in 30 seconds. Interrupt again to exit now

I am trying to run a tor relay on Ubuntu from source. I have done the following: Installed stable version (0.3.1.8) (as written in the documentations) Used "apt source" to get the source code ...
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I can't get the Fast flag

More than two years with my middle relay running smoothly. In May of this year it was disconnected from Tor. Since then I never get the flag of Fast, so I don't help the Tor community. My raspberry pi ...
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how pluggable transport is managed against BridgeAuthority?

given that BridgeAuthority relay has information of all published (non-private) bridge relays, it could be used to compromise pluggable transport, is that the case? specifications
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Choosing computer hardware to run Tor relays - (CPU RAM cable HDD SSD etc)

I am thinking of buying a computer to use only for running Tor relays from England in the United Kingdom. I am writing to ask for advice on which details of the machine make a difference to the ...
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Cannot run tor relay on Ubuntu Linux

I have a server with Ubuntu Linux 16.04. I installed tor like written in https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en#ubuntu (chose Xenial repos). I wrote what I believe to be the correct rows in ...
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Can a hidden service operator specify a certain tor relay to always be one of its introductory point

Is it possible to modify hidden service configuration to always include a certain tor relays ip to be its introduction point given the relay has HSDir set.
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asstr.org being redirected (hijacked) to russian website awe-kyle.ru over TOR?

When using a tor browser to connect to asstr.org an unexpected message shows in the browser: Come visit us at https://www.asstr.org/ to read this story and hundreds of thousands of other works! ...
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Why not to add tor2web-like gateways to relays by default?

as it is said in this article https://blog.torproject.org/facebook-hidden-services-and-https-certs whatever it is you think Tor is for, I guarantee there's a person out there who uses it for ...
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What timezone does Authority relays use?

This is the header file retrieved from http://86.59.21.38/tor/status-vote/current/consensus/ network-status-version 3 vote-status consensus consensus-method 26 valid-after 2017-09-16 18:00:00 fresh-...
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Should my orport be public facing?

I port scanned my VPS (tor relay) and noticed both port 9001 and 9030 are public facing; accessible to the entire internet. Is this normal? How might a malicious actor interact with these ports? Could ...
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Our relay had some downtime due to some network repairs and changes (including an IP change)

Lightning. I've used this opportunity to upgrade our installation to 0.3.0.8, and I've increased our provided burst rate to 4Mb/sec. Accordingly, how long will it be before Tor settles down to this ...
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Is it possible for an ISP to distinguish between traffic from a relay and traffic from a hidden serivce?

If an ISP was performing deep packet inspection on a server's traffic, would they be able to tell the difference between a hidden service and a relay? To clarify, I'm talking about a "middle relay" - ...
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Data saved in Onion Routers

I’m an aspiring writer, working on a spy-thriller novel with Tor as part of the plot. Is it hypothetically possible to hack an individual Onion Router to discover the location of the previous router? ...
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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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OR Forward and reverse keys

It's my understanding that between the user and an OR there are two symmetric keys, one for sending data forward and another for receiving data. These keys are forged according to either TAP, which ...
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Is it possible for the client to directly connect to an exit node?

If I'm not mistaken, Tor connections take place like this: Client -> Entry node -> [Multiple middle nodes] -> Exit nodes Is it possible for a client to directly connect to an exit node (...
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Cannot connect tor, Identity key mismatch

I tried connecting to tor, but I'm getting a identity key mismatch and I have no idea how to fix it. Jun 21 19:43:06.202 [notice] Tor v0.2.4.27 (git-412e3f7dc9c6c01a) running on Linux with Libevent ...
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If I stop running a Tor relay, does my IP address keep “marked” as running it? How do I disable a relay completely?

As of late I was experimenting with running a non-exit Tor relay from my home IP address. However, after setting it all up and having it successfully running, I became aware of the dangers of traffic ...
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How to remove all bandwidth limits for Tor relay?

How to remove all bandwidth limits for Tor relay? Is there some kind of an torrc option to do that? P.S. What I'm trying to do is to give tor relay as much traffic and resource power as I could. ...
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Configuring my tor to be a relay [closed]

I quote from the official https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html "If you have at least 2 megabits/s for both upload and download, please help out Tor by configuring your Tor to be a ...
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What about Tor light?

Recently unscrupulous marketers in the U.S. were allowed to collect data from all their customers and resell that data. That's why I'm using Tor for pretty much everything I do. However, I only need ...
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/var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (root, 0) but by debian-tor (110)

I'm trying to set up a Tor relay on Debian Jessie. I edited the torrc file and set RunAsDaemon 1. When I try to start tor with sudo tor it returns this: [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this user ...
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How to shut down a Tor relay

The question may seem stupid, but can I just shut down my Pc running Ubuntu with a Tor relay or is there as set procedure? Thank you
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The Tor log says it's failed

I loaded Tor as a Relay, I wanted to know if its working so went to the /var/log/tor file, and right at the bottom it says: May 04 16:14:19.000[notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. ...
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list of all the entry nodes

I need to know the list of all entry nodes. Is it possible to do this? I found here https://www.dan.me.uk/tornodes a list of all nodes or only exit nodes but I only need entry nodes.
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Why do entry nodes not know the originator?

I stumbled upon the following text in the article about onion routing on Wikipedia: In this example onion, the source of the data sends the onion to Router A, which removes a layer of encryption ...
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How are the Directory Authorities chosen?

There are 9 directory authority servers. Six of them are located in the EU, and three in the USA. There is not a single authority in Asia, Africa, Australia or South America. What is the reason for ...
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Howto to install a Tor middle relay on a working Windows VPN Proxy?

I've looked through the existing descriptions and tried many ways to do this - but don't believe it's ever worked for me. I have a Windows 7 pro machine which has been running for years with only two ...
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If a client has a not-so-not-fresh consensus (<24hr), does he download the whole consensus again directly or from a relay?

If a client has a not-so-not-fresh consensus (<24hr), does he download the whole consensus again directly (by reaching to the directory authorities) or from his guard relay (client<=>guard relay&...
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Suspicious relay address range in log

I have a tor relay,and after few days i see many strings,like this http status 400 ("Suspicious relay address range -- please contact us?") response from dirserver '171.25.193.9:443'. Please ...
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Setting up a Tor Relay on personal computer

I hope someone can help here. If I set up a TOR relay, would this help in stopping a stalker from monitoring my traffic if for example he hacked into my router? If there is a lot of traffic coming in ...
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configuration to run tor as relay, crashing tor browser in windows

My experience of using tor on a windows machine is not good (see this). I have successfully used tor as a relay on my Linux virtual machine (just to test how it works) and it worked fine. So, I know ...
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Can someone explain this?

Can someone please explain this? still unfamiliar i mean this ip's looks suspicious is this a ddos attack?m new to relay operating so please explain thank you.
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Looking for up to date tutorial on running multiple tor exit nodes on one machine

I have: Debian 8 two IPs on the Linux machine What would be the best way to run multiple tor (exit-)server instances on this machine? I guess I have to define multiple torrc files and also have an ...
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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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ExitPolicy reject *:* some traffic seems to sneak throu anyway?

I have a Tor Relay running at home on a a small Raspberry Pi (pushing 50Mbit/s) with an ExitPolicy reject :. Tor Atlas confirms that the Relay is not an Exit Node (https://atlas.torproject.org/#...
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Simple guide to TOR for beginners — I mean really simple, and really beginner

Is there a good, step by step guide for non-computer scientists on how to set up a relay or exit node while avoiding all the jargon? PS I have an iMac that has an apache server, which I usually run ...
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Tahoe-LAFS over Tor

_ Dear Tor-community, We would like to run a tahoe-lafs-grid over tor, so different tahoe-lafs-nodes don't necessarily need to know each other. They should never reach each other outside of the tor ...
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SOCKSPort present in the default config and torrc files

I am on Linux Debian Stretch 9. I just noticed there is probably one file read before my torrc file: /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc with content: DataDirectory /var/lib/tor PidFile /var/...