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Could the number of hops picked in a circuit be chosen randomly in each circuit?

Could the number of hops picked in a given circuit be chosen randomly. For example randomly generate a number by random number generator between 3 and 7 inclusively [3,4,5,6,7], and each circuit ...
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How can I prevent my Tor relay from being used to access hidden services?

I've recently started running a Tor relay. However, upon further investigation I realized that I enable criminals and people of poor moral character to host hidden tor services where they publish ...
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Who knows how many hops a client is using?

If an user changes the number of hops of his/her Tor client to some non-standard number (i.e. !=3), what nodes and who else in the circuit would know how many hops this client is using?.
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What are Bridges and Relay Centers in Tor

While configuring Tor you get something called Bridges and Relay Center. I have tried to decode what is this exactly and how to configure this but failed miserably due to which I just removed the ...
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HSDir selection

I'm writing some code to play around with and test some hidden service things. I need to be able to emulate hidden service directory selection. HSDirs are calculated by selecting the three closest ...
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Running a Tor (non-exit) relay behind university firewall

I have a personal laptop connected to a university connection, and reach the Internet through a proxy server. I have configured Tor to use only HTTP/HTTPS (since the firewall seems to reject all other ...
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What do these Tor warnings imply?

The Following warnings have been observed during Tor operations. [Warning] onion_skin_client_handshake failed. [Warning] circuit_finish_handshake failed.* [Warning] connection_edge_process_relay_cell ...
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Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, Measured bandwidth, Bandwidth burst, RelayBandwidth rate?

I am confused about a few terms: AdvertisedBandwidth, MaxAdvertisedBandwidth, MeasuredBandwidth, RelayBandwidthBurst, RelayBandwidthRate, BandwidthBurst, and BandwidthRate. Can anyone please explain ...
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What is the best specific for fast relay?

I'm trying to setup Tor relay, just a middle, not an Exit. I'm looking for the best configuration for the 100 mb / s. My current torrc is: V3AuthoritativeDirectory 1 V3AuthVotingInterval 30 minutes ...
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Arm for Tor Relay Bandwidth Descrepancies

I'm running a Tor Relay on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. I installed Arm as to monitor bandwidth. The line that says "Bandwidth (limit: 800.0 Kb/s, burst: 1.5 Mb/s, measured 160 b/s)" claims my ...
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Why does directory mirroring get disabled when AccountingMax is on?

I'm the operator of the Tor node strugees. I want to mirror the directory. Apparently everything is working grand, except for the fact that directory mirroring is disabled due to the fact that I have ...
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Setting up Tor relay and port reachability test failed error message [closed]

Greeting earthlings, I am attempting to set up Tor relay and the only issue I am encountering is a message stating that Server Port Reachability test failed and directory port reachability test ...
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How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine?

How may I run multiple Tor relay instances in a single Windows 7 machine? And if you can tell-me step-by-step, I appreciate a lot of!!
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Warnings on Relay: No unused circIDs found on channel without wide circID support

I am running a Tor relay on FreeBSD 10, with OpenSSL 1.0.1 (from ports, because of more performant curves). The version is Tor version 0.2.5.4-alpha (git-d2147cc7ba5c5d51). It has a somewhat high load ...
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Running Tor relay or exit node entirely from RAM memory using initramfs or Live CD

I would like to run several dedicated servers, both relays and exit nodes. I am concerned about two things: The running server being hacked in a way that compromises the anonymity of user. The ...
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Should people be more careful when running a Tor relay?

I've decided to run a Tor relay (not an exit node) for donating bandwidth to the Tor network. I've modified very few lines of my torrc file, since I'm trying to learn more about the technology but ...
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Can the relay I connect to expose me?

The way I understand Tor is that the "client" (say me) connects to a relay, and that relay is the only computer they connect to from then on. If that is the case, why can't a hostile relay simply run ...
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Several Tor sessions when using several Tor processes

I want use several different Tor configurations (different countries) on Ubuntu server. I found this one, however, i get some errors. root@s2hptor:~# /usr/sbin/tor -f /usr/local/etc/torrc1 Apr 19 22:...
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Too much Not anonim Exit Nodes on the TOR Network!

Many exit nodes are not anonym. It says "Hi I'm a Proxy Or Hi I'm a Tor Exit Node on host name". Here is a test site: http://ipcim.com/hu/. Host names: TOR-EXIT.CYLAB.CMU.EDU sipb-tor.mit.edu ...
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Is it a bad idea to run OpenVPN and a Tor relay on the same VPS?

Get a separate IP for the node. Do not route your own traffic via this IP While it may be tempting to mix in your traffic with your node's exit traffic for cover, this is best avoided. Having a ...
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Installing Tor on network firewall

Can Tor be installed on a network firewall such as Smoothwall? I'd like to have the firewall serve as the relay and free up the PCs behind it.
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What can you do about companies that block you because you're a relay?

I setup a Tor relay on my home network about a week ago. I did not configure it as an exit node just as a relay. A few days later, I discovered my bank was blocking my IP address. The message looks ...
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Is it still true that each onion relay keeps an open TLS connection to every other relay? Why?

The original paper describing Tor says this on section 4: Each onion router maintains a TLS connection to every other onion router. That paper is from 2004, when there was a much smaller number of ...
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What's the extent of the problem of information leaking to exit node

What if I let some identification information (like a page with my real name) leak in a plain http connection and the exit node captures this? Until when it be able to identify me? Till I change the ...
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How to know the number of circuits through my middle Tor relay?

I am running my Tor relay as middle relay. Is it possible to know how many circuits are there through my middle relay?
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How do I run a Tor relay under TAILS 0.23 distro?

I'm running TAILS 0.23 off a usb stick. The Vidalia control panel does NOT have the "Setup Relaying" button. How can I start a Tor relay?
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Why might my relay read more than it sends?

My relay has had periods of receiving a lot more traffic than it's sending, e.g., 1.2MB/s v. 800KB/s. Whither goes those "extra" 400KB/s? Updating V2 and HS seems too small to account for it.
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How to log file which relays are chosen by Tor browser [closed]

Could anyone help me which file need to change in Tor browser if I want to write into a log file which relays are chosen Whenever a new circuit is established?
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How to know the number of circuits through my Tor relay(OR)? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to know how many circuits are being build through my Tor relay(OR)? I am using vidalia.
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Is it possible to limit the number of incoming and outgoing connections on a Tor relay?

I'm running a relay on my Raspberry Pi due to its low power consumption and simplicity, and have it set up to run headless via SSH so I can monitor it with tor-arm. My issue is that the longer my ...
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Does hosting a relay on the same machine as your browser improve anonymization?

For the sake of argument, let us assume that all traffic is monitored and recorded at your ISP. Would hosting a Tor relay on the same machine that you are running Tor Browser Bundle protect you from ...
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Is there a way to have a Tor relay use more bandwidth as certain times of the day?

I have Tor set up on a Raspberry Pi dedicated to just Tor. I provide what bandwidth I can during the day so that it doesn't interfere with my online activities. I would like to provide most if not all ...
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How to configure a Tor relay through my VPN service?

I would like to run a Tor relay through my VPN (Linux using OpenVPN). My anonymous VPN service connects through an OpenVPN tun0 interface. I run both "Tor ->- over ->- VPN" and "TBB ->- over ->- VPN" ...
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Using curl over a normal tor installation, not tor-browser-bundle, on debian wheezy

I installed a tor relay on debian wheezy and it runs fine. Now I want to use curl and I used: curl --socks5 127.0.0.1:9150 http://www.torproject.org But it couldn't connect to the host. If I start ...
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Install a Tor relay on Windows with Tor Browser Bundle

I can not install or configure a Tor relay. I had Tor downloaded, installed several times on Windows XP. There is no Vidalia in it or came with it. The union button gives me no options like Vidalia ...
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What is the criteria for the V2Dir flag appearing?

I've just read What are good explanations for relay flags? to get a feel for what flags could possibly appear on my new relay (which is an image from Tor Cloud, but with torrc modified to be a relay ...
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How can I select some specifc paths?

I want to select some specific routers as my entry relay, middle relay and exit node. I know I can edit torrc to determine entry and exit, how can I determine the middle one?
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How much bandwidth does a Tor Hidden Service have?

When I set up a hidden service with Tor, will all clients connect over the same connection between the hidden service and the first relay/router? What is the bandwidth that I can probably expect?
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How do I make my Tor Browser a relay?

I have the updated version of Tor, but there is no console after the Tor connection is made and the browser comes up. I would like to run a Tor relay but am unable to due to lack of Tor console. Thank ...
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Do all relays in a circuit encrypt data response from a server?

I know that when sending data from the Tor client to a server it is encrypted and gradually get decrypted on the way there. This question is about when the server responds. The data must be encrypted ...
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Tried for 120 seconds to get a connection to [scrubbed]:6667 (waiting for controller)

I'm running some experiments using the stem library where I change circuit paths fairly frequently. Every so often, I get a stream detached event and a Socks5Error: 'TTL Expired' in my Python script, ...
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Detect Tor from a LAN proxy

I have a quick question I hope has not been asked yet. Let's assume there is a network such this: there is a pc (let's call it X) which is part of a wide LAN; to connect to the internet, it must go ...
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Is there a list of illegal Tor areas?

I just moved to Singapore and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to use the Tor browser (without a bridge) and run a relay (not an exit node). I realize that this question could be repeated for any ...
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Changing in the relay selection in Tor source code

I want to change the Tor relay selection in the SOURCE CODE, I want to tell Tor to select my selected relays in each time it needs to build a circuit instead of randomly selected relays. I know that ...
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Torrent outside the Tor network

I have set up a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 8.1 64 PC. When I use uTorrent, outside of the Tor network, but on the same pc, a lot of trackers become unreachable, not all of them though, just ...
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Why was my relay given the Guard flag only for it to be removed an hour+ later?

My relay 'angrykitteh' (the kitten is now quite frustrated!) was blessed and granted the flag 'Guard' by the Directory Authorities as its uptime is more than 8 days and the bandwidth is deemed ...
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Can I change settings in order to restrict Tor from accesing already used IP's of proxyes? [closed]

It is possible to change settings so Tor will not be able to connect on the IP's and Proxyes I was already connected?
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How do I verify that a relay is working with IPv6?

After upgrading to Tor 0.2.4.19 I configured a relay to support IPv6. I was a bit surprised to see nothing regarding IPv6 in the logs at startup, but I can see that Tor is binding to the configured ...
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Would Tor work if it became very large?

I wonder whether there would be any problems if Tor grew to serve a large portion (e.g. 5 or 30 %) of internet (web) usage? As I understand it Tor is helped by new nodes at the moment – but is there ...
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When does a relay get the Named flag?

A new relay of mine has been flagged as Stable and Guard, but not Named. What are the criteria for receiving the Named flag?