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Run both bridge and relay & control with nyx

I am attempting to run both a relay and a bridge on the same server. I have gotten it to start with tor -f /etc/tor1/torrc but I'm not sure it's staying running, and I'm not sure that'll run on boot. ...
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Set up Tor as internal Network

My company is looking to use Tor internally for our network, using our own directory authority server, and would like to know if it's possible and how to do it Bonus points if we could use it for ...
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Running Authoritative directory

I found the Authoritative directory, v3 Authoritative directory, and bridge Authoritative dir options in nyx. My question is would this be helpful to run an directory authority, and how to do so ...
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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 0.3.5.8 on Ubuntu 18.10 EDIT: On the update to 0.3.5.8 ...
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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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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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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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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 general: 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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