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Questions tagged [relays]

Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.

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Does running a relay expose my IP and make me vulnerable to attacks?

I'm running a non exit relay, but I am slightly concerned. My relay information is listed on the Atlas, along with my IP Address. Is this safe? Doesn't it make me an easy target for getting ddosed?
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Is my relay working?

I am not sure whether or not my relay is working. I see messages in the log file saying something like "Tor has successfully created a circuit. Looks like client is functioning." (I'm not sure exactly ...
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Is there a reason to run exim4 on a relay?

I have two relays and they both have exim4 running. Is there a reason for this? Do I have a need for a mail service running?
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Difference in traffic on similar Tor relays

I have two relays that started life about a month ago so we are sill in the "Lifecycle of a new relay" time frame. The differences in the two are physical location and ORPort. Both are on Digital ...
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Trying to run a relay, not working [closed]

I am trying to run a tor relay node (non exit), but when i copy the lines into the torrc file shown on the tor website, and try to launch tor browser, i get this message: Also on a side note, how do ...
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how to figure out how many relays are there in your tor URL?

Previously, reportedly there used to be three relays when you used torbrowser to go to your actual destination . Your browser - relay1 (some IP country A) - relay 2 (some IP, country B) - relay 3 (...
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Running a Tor relay and make it secure

I was considering about running a relay to help the Tor community. But I was wondering what's happening if someone using the Tor network to access illegal websites (such as pedophile websites). Do I ...
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Torcc file settings MacOS for a Relay doesn't work

I use the Tor Browser on my MacOS-Sierra. Am not automatic now a Relay I read. But when I change the torcc file the browser doesn't start anymore. An answer would be great, or also the right ...
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Tor Relay questions (equipment, router hardware, DSL)

I would like to contribute to the cause by running a Tor Relay. After spending the last week researching, I am still unable to answer the following questions: What are the MINIMUM COMPUTER ...
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Run TOR relay with ipv6 only (“DualStack Lite”)

I am a unfortunate customer of a provider that uses a so-called DualStack Lite (I can't post more than two URLs - check Wikipedia for detailed information on DualStack Lite). Short: My router can't be ...
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What happens if a rendez vous point for a single onion service is a relay that uses an old version of Tor?

What happens if a rendez vous point for a single onion service is a relay that uses an old version of Tor that doesn't support the recent single onion service feature? And if that wouldn't happen if ...
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Plz help! Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection…(done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Tried all the "built-in" bridges (fte, meek...etc) as well as custom ones...no go. It was working fine for over a year. Just recently it started doing this. I'm not an expert, just a basic computer ...
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What would speed up the Tor network the most: 500Mbits server or 5 x 100Mbits servers?

What would speed up the Tor network the most: 500Mbits exit relay server or 5 x 100Mbits exit relay servers?
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Reloading torrc without loosing flags

Everytime I edit some parameters in my torrc file and then send a "pkill -sighup tor" to reload the configuration, I loose my HSDir-Flag and my uptime. Is it possible to reload the torrc without the ...
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On a Tor status page what do these columns stand for?

There is a Tor status web page (warning: it loads pretty slowly), probably unofficial, which I usually use to see what is going on with a certain node. The page has the following fields for each tor-...
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Is it ethical to keep logs of a relay (whether it's an entry, middle or exit)?

Is it ethical to keep logs of a relay (whether it's an entry, middle or exit)? Or should I not even keep logs to begin with?
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Looking for Conflux code

I'm looking for source code of Conflux tool, published here. There's statement: 'We implemented the multipath construction and cell sequencing, buffering, and reordering in the Tor source code (...
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Selecting a middle node in Tor using Stem [closed]

I'm trying to learn my way around Tor and the Stem library for a class. My understanding is that the middle node is selected by tor and is unaccessible through Stem, however as part of the class I ...
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tor relay and bridge on one server with two IP addresses

I have a small VPS service that I use primarily to run a tor bridge (and also a VPN). Sometimes I travel to China for work, so I have the bridge configured as unlisted and only connect to it with ...
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Failed to bind listening port

I'm having issues with set up of my relay, this is what I got yesterday.....I don't understand how to correct this... Oct 31 08:00:09.000 [notice] Opening OR listener on 0.0.0.0:443 Oct 31 08:00:09....
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How to circumvent a ban from DVDFab?

A specific IP in the Tor network gets me kicked off dvdfab.com forum. I see a pop up that says an administrator banned this address. Can I set tor to not use it or can tor not use it?
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How To Config the “torrc” file

Your instructions say to Tor's configuration file is named 'torrc'. Locate the file on your system, open it with a text editor and add the following lines: ORPort 443 Exitpolicy reject *:* Nickname ...
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Routing Bittorrent through a Tor relay…

I am running a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 10 machine. I have the ORPort as 443, while the SocksPort and ControlPort are 9050 and 9051, respectively. I devote 800 Kbps average, and 950 Kbps to ...
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Tor relay bandwidth not corresponding

i've recently started a new relay for support purpose, but in the torrc file i've added this lines: BandwidthRate 60 MBytes BandwidthBurst 60 MBytes But on ATLAS it seems to remain on 250 KB, why my ...
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Tor relay loading informations

i've recently decided to support Tor throught a new relay, then i taked one of my server with debian 8 and follow the steps on torproject website after installing the most recently tor i've edited the ...
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Can i use tor relay with 2 ip adresses?

Can i use tor relay with 2 ip adresses ? I have 2 ip's on the same computer can i set both to same relay somehow? Regards kof
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tor outbound ssh connection visible in netstat

When applying netstat on a machine (Kali Linux 2016.2) running tor, I can observe an always established outbound ssh connection - see third line below. Could anyone confirm why this ssh connection is ...
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Is there any way a client connects specific directory mirror(cache)

I want to make client connect with the only specific directory cache what I specify to download consensus document. So, is there any way to do this using torrc or tor command line option ? I think ...
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Confusion about RelayBandwidthRate

when i set a RelayBandwidthRate e.g. 600 KB/s does it mean i have 600 KB/s bidirectional (e.g. 300 KB/s download and 300 KB/s upload) or does i mean i have 600 KB/s in both directions, 1200 KB/s in ...
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How to use local relay with Tor Browser?

I am running a tor relay (which has the guard flag) in my LAN at an IP like 192.168.0.103. I would like to have Tor Browser use this relay as a guard/entry node so that all the tor traffic goes ...
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Additional Tor security at the client's network perimeter

I have been studying Tor and its related security issues recently, and have some questions. Aren't the most effective recent attacks on Tor, actually attacks on the browser (or plugins), rather than ...
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Question about the assigned Guard node flag and whether if this flagged node can still be used as middle node

I would like to know some information before launching my Tor node. If my node is assign as a guard node, can it still be used as a middle node or has it became a permanent guard node?
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change contactinfo relay

I have a tor relay, and I've changed the contact info in it (misspelled my email adress). I'm running the relay on a raspberry pi 2 using raspbian, installed through the raspian repos. I have ...
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Restarting a tor relay. Does it go back to phase one?

I am wondering if you restart the relay or it is powered down for a period if time, does it go back to phase one and the life cycle starts again? As a new relay?
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Can I disguise a server's IP with Tor (or a similar service)?

I'm interested in running my own webserver, and recently acquired a free .tk domain name. The option which seems best to me is their url forwarding option, which allows you to make the registered ...
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Set up arm for local access only

Since two days, I'm running a Tor relay I call charon. I heard about arm that shows you some statistics about your relay, which sounds like a great tool to have. For it to work, you have to enable ...
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Running a Tor relay using Orbot

I cannot see options to run tor relay or exit node from Orbot (Android App). I think it would be a very awesome feature to have on mobile devices because mobile devices have very good uptime like ...
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Tor router validation

my question is how does Tor validate routers? There are some specifications that mention that there are "validated" nodes, which have a "valid" flag (e.g. https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/...
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How to start tor on boot in Raspian Jessie?

I compiled tor from the source tarball annd configured it to run as a relay. The problem is that it won't start automatically on boot. I'm running raspbian jessie on a raspberry pi.
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Does a relay write to disk frequently?

I'm a new relay operator. I'm running a non-exit relay on a Raspberry Pi, whose main storage device is an SD card. I'm concerned that the relay software may be shortening the life of my SD card by ...
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What is the point of a relay family?

Consider the following recommendation, taken from the official FAQ : You should set MyFamily if you have administrative control of the computers or of their network, even if they're not all in ...
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Are AES-NI crypto instructions used by my Tor (relay) server?

I have a server with Linux Debian 8.4, running a relay. I read that AES-NI could improve the performance of my relay. Or at least, less stress the CPU by crypto operations. Proof of AES-NI detected ...
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Atlas and Globe shows my country not

I want to see my country (Austria) with Globe and Atlas! What can I do?
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Firewall rules Tor Middle Relay help

ORPort 9001 From external from the entry relays to internal the traffic runs inet proto tcp port >1024 to --> port 9001 ... but, then for my understanding: How runs the traffic out from here (the ...
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Multiple Tor relays vs one bigger relay on one connection

Today I got an idea, that I have multiple (5) computers, which I can have running all the time, so why not to make them all relays, right? Well for one, I have limited connection (50mbit up/down). So ...
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How often can I / should I restart my new Tor relay?

To my current understanding, the longer the Tor relay operates continuously, the better. But what if I want to do some maintenance on the server? I don't want to lose the newly given Guard flag (...
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Is my TOR installation compromised? [duplicate]

Firstly, I am not an Internet or TOR expert I have just started exploring it. BUT after using it OK for a couple of months I have recently noticed what to me is suspicious/odd. Nowadays when ever I ...
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Is it safe to run a relay-only node?

I have some spare bandwidth at home that I am willing to donate to the TOR project. I am thinking about running a relay-only / non-exit node, but only if it is completely safe and trouble-free for me. ...
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ORPort different from 443 and 80, will I actually help anyone?

I have set up my relay as per this link I have one question. Since I have set ORPort 63547, will I actually help anyone? I run a web server, so ports 80 and 443 and other ports are sadly out of the ...
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Setting up non-exit Tor relay on Linux Debian Stretch

The server is running Linux Debian Stretch (9, testing). I have installed tor as follows: I created APT file for Tor: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list I entered these lines: deb http://...