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Tor relay unable to be connected to

Hi guys I have configured a Raspberry Pi to be run as a relay, however I am unable to connect to it. Can any of you connect to it ? The name is Goblin500. I have created a python library that should ...
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Low power self-maintaining Tor relay

Over the summer, I'm looking into depositing Tor relays (not exit nodes!) with my friends in family in the form of something that they can plug in and forget about. I've read about the Rasberry Pi ...
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Tor relay and web server on Raspberry Pi

I have web server on my Raspberry Pi. After I installed and started to use Tor Relay with this manual, I am not able to connect through proxy to my Raspberry Pi web server. To run Tor proxy on ...
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Problems with setting up a non-exit relay

I would like to contribute to the Tor Project and set up a non-exit relay. But there are some problems: Even if self-testing indicates my ORPort and DirPort are reachable from the outside, it doesn't ...
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Tor relay (arm monitor) doesn't seem to follow Tor settings (torrc)

I'm a rookie Tor relay operator but would like to give back to the community. According to the data in the arm-software (https://www.torproject.org/projects/arm.html.en) my Tor settings - the torrc-...
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what is a relay descriptor

What is a relay descriptor? Where is it used?I found this on running a python code to launch Tor: 50%: Loading relay descriptors 51%: Loading relay descriptors 53%: Loading relay descriptors 55%: ...
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Can I run a relay just part time?

I have been operating a potentially fast relay for a few days now. I only wish to run ~ 15 hrs. a day so I can shut off my laptop at night. I've been reading about Tor and relays for days now and ...
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In what ways can private relays be used?

There are applications where private relays, not listed in public consensus directories, would perhaps be useful. For example, one might use four-relay circuits with private entry guards and exit ...
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Are individual circuits exposed in inter-relay traffic?

There are thousands of Tor relays. And so it's arguably impractical for each relay to maintain persistent connections with all of the others, even without padding traffic. At the other extreme, a ...
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Does Tor route traffic through clients?

My friend and I were talking about Tor in class, and I had my laptop out, running Tor for it's SOCKS proxy to access censored websites. My teacher interjected that I should not use Tor at school ...
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There is a good argument for making the number of hops in a path unpredictable, Is there a research paper that tells us what to do?

The following is a quote from Tor FAQ: There is a good argument for making the number of hops in a path unpredictable [Thus Random]. For example, somebody who happens to control the last two hops ...
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Is traffic analysis easier for relay adversaries than for network adversaries?

I gather that relay adversaries employ traffic analysis to determine that two of their relays are part of the same circuit. And I vaguely recall a comment, perhaps on the Tor Project blog, that ...
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Network map GeoIP is Blocked. Does not show country flags in Germany and the country selection won't work [closed]

I'm living in Hungary the network map there works perfectly. In Germany I think its blocked by the internet provider. Tested 2 wifi HotSpot, always the same problem show up, only flags. The ExitNodes ...
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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?