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Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.

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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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Can the tor initial client to relay or bridge connection be MITM attacked?

I am not an expert in Wireshark but I was looking at some packets through Wireshark. I noticed that when using a relay that the connection to the directory authority the first few TCP packets such as ...
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Is it possible to make the Tor onion-routing path longer?

By default, Tor uses an onion-routing path with three hops: entry, relay (middle) and exit. Is it possible to configure (or, if necessary, recompile) Tor to use more than three hops? This would lessen ...
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Configuring Relay on Windows

I know this question has been asked tons of times, I've read some answers and tor faq and manual, but still I'm unable to make it work. I downloaded Expert Bundle from https://www.torproject.org/...
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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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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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How can I run a relay on Windows?

As the question says, how can I run a relay on Windows XP or Vista? I have looked and can't find a solution. I did run one from an Android tablet but that is not always on. My PC's are running 24/7 ...
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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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Can you help me backing up my identity keys? (Access denied?!)

I need to wipe my Raspberry Pi and I want to keep the same identity keys tied to my relay (I guess this is the Fingerprint, right?). I think I understand that those keys are in the /var/lib/tor ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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lost ability to connect to tor network

I've been using tor and Firefox 40.0.2 for years. I recently updated to Firefox 43.0b9, then to the latest, then back to 43.0b9 and ultimately downgraded again to 40.0.2. Somewhere along the way tor ...
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Why is the first ip address Tor goes to the same one in Germany?

Every time I start Tor or switch to a new identity, the first web address in the list of Tor circuit connections is (Germany) 93.180.156.84. Is Tor supposed to work this way? I was under the ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to run a second tor relay on the same LAN?

I have been trying to test it out, I've changed the ORPort and DirPort and forwarded them on the router but I keep getting the following messages. pi@raspberrypi ~ $ tail -f /var/log/tor/logled--see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...
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Why does Tor Browser sometimes choose one entry guard (most of the time), but sometimes it choose two or three entry guards?

Some days ago I opened a thread asking how many entry guards Tor Browser currently picks. I found out, with help from forum volunteers, that the current source code of the stable version of Tor (0.2.9....
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Arm / Nyx questions

I am on Linux Debian Stretch (9, testing). Running the following Tor version: Tor version 0.2.9.10 (git-e28303bcf90b842d). I recently installed Tor on one of my servers and configured as a non-exit ...
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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://...
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http status code 404 (Not found)

I'm trying to setup non-exit Tor Relay on ubuntu Server 16.04.1,but I'm getting the following warning: Mar 21 11:37:28.000 [warn] Received http status code 404 (Not found) from x.x.x.x while ...
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run Tor relay only my overnight when not deducted from my data allowance

my ISP limits me to 10Gb per month. I do not want Tor using this. However from midnight to 8 am the allowance is not affected so i could run a Tor relay. Editing my Windows XP torrc file C:\Documents ...
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How does the Tor Circuit Map works?

I always wondered how Tor knows all the nodes in the connection path when the Tor Browser connects to a server. I though that the idea behind the onion routing was to hide nodes from each other, so ...
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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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Does tor hide traffic from DNS servers? [duplicate]

I am wondering if when using Tor my requests are hidden from my DNS servers. For example, I have set up my computer to use google's IPv6 DNS servers, does google see the domains I am accessing? I am ...
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Diverse doubts about Tor relays

According to Tor's official website (https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en), to be a relay I only have to modify the 'torrc' file and add the following information:  ORPort 443     ...
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Where does tor look for directory servers?

I'm working on a project and need to determine how tor determines directory authorities. Looking at the source of version 0.2.8.0-alpha-dev (git-d015c70a118e4357) in file or/config.c there are a ...
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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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How do bandwidth authorities measure bandwidth?

After reading a number of questions and resources on bandwidth measurements and life cycle of tor relays: can anyone tell me about the bandwidth weights? Can anybody explain the Advertised bandwidth,...
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Error conecting to my relay

I'm running a relay in my computer. Using orfox I set it as Entrance Node, but it shows WARN: Remote server sent bogus reason code 65022 I couldn't find this error in any site. Is there something ...
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When you use a particular country settings do not work addresses onion

When you use a particular country settings do not work addresses onion: # This file was generated by Tor; if you edit it, comments will not be preserved # The old torrc file was renamed to torrc.orig....

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