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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Gbps and Tor… (“Volunteer relays carry 48 Gbps”)

On this The Tor Project webpage: https://www.torproject.org/about/jobs.html.en it is possible to read the following: "The Tor network's 6000 volunteer relays carry 48 Gbps for several million daily ...
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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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Can a Tor Relay break my Internet access?

I think I messed up my router or my modem using Tor as a relay. This week, I decided to buy a new router and it fixed my problem, but the problem came back tonight. Here's the problem: Some ...
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Why can't Tor Browser transfer data after modem/router restarted?

My Tor Browser version is 6.5 on Linux (but this was happening since at least 6.0.6, and possibly 6.0.5 on Windows but the system crashed so I can't confirm). It does not happen with the standalone ...
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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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Why Are There No Tor Controllers?

There used to be TORK, Vidalia, and now Selector seems to be EOL. Why are there now no TOR controllers available? By now, we should have the best TOR controllers ever! Has the development of these ...
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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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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?