Questions tagged [relays]

Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.

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Client Giving Up on My Slow Tor Relay Node?

I am working on a customized relay node for a research project (currently runs very slow), but I am having a hard time testing it because it does not seem to be able to be part of the circuit. I set ...
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Use Tor as Proxy for Internet

I want to use Tor as a proxy. Or more specifically reroute my Internet traffic from for example my browser over Tor to change my location. I found out you can set entry and exit nodes by country if ...
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Using tshark with Chutney?

I am trying to debug a customized Tor relay node (which is dynamically instrumented), so I set up a small virtual network using Chutney. For some reason, the client Tor node in Chutney cannot connect ...
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Help needed understanding beginning of the Tor relay lifecycle

I am trying to understand how does a new Tor relay begins its life. I understand that the relay will form server descriptors based on its config and send them to all the known directory authorities as ...
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Tor relay cache directory location

I have just moved my tor relay on a raspberry pi on a cheap microsd card, so I would like its I/O to reduce to a minimum to avoid destroying it in a month or so. I have already set AvoidDiskWrites 1 ...
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is this a threat to tor?

an adversary controls some middle nodes and they log ip adresses of users and times they connect. if an adversary controlled middle node receives traffic from one of their own controlled middle nodes ...
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Tor relay fails after some time on a bonded interface

My Debian Buster server has to 1 gig interface nics, i decided to create a bonded interface coupling eth1 and eth2 as 1 interface Bond0 with 2 Gbit bandwith. Relay starts fine, but after a day or less,...
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Running a Tor-Relay on a private network restricts other services (eg netflix)

This is not so much a question but a post for completion. I hope this meets the community standards. I am running a tor-relay in my home network. Naturally, it is reachable on my public IP that is ...
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TOR ORPort Unreachable

I've setup a middle relay on ubuntu (virtual machine) and a bridge on Windows. However, on both OS's I'm facing the same issue as mentioned in the title. For bridge relay, I've opened the ports in ...
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Tor Guard Selection

so I am trying to understand the Tor path selection in more details especially for the entry guard. So i read in the path-spec.txt that there is a bandwidth weighted entry guard selection where the ...
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Why is my tor relay taking so much CPU power?

My tor relay uses ~50 Mbytes/s (25 MBytes/s read and 25 MBytes/s write). I would expect that each byte has to be decrypted and encrypted once. So I would expect my tor relay decrypts ~25 MBytes/s and ...
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Relay OR/Dir port Unreachable

Msg From Nyx - Your relay has a very large number of connections to other relays. Is your outbound address the same as your relay address? Found 11 connections to 7 relays. Found 11 current canonical ...
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Extra Entry Guards, Duplicate Relays, and Similar Exit Nodes: Is this how Tor is supposed to work?

Similar nodes are acting as multiple exit nodes with names such as Pwner1 and Pwner2 and other exit nodes have exactly the same name for multiple circuits but with different fingerprints such as PWNEE....
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Are relays chosen by location proximity, e.g. county, for circuit building?

Are relays chosen by location proximity, e.g. county, for circuit building? I know that there exists some rules but I didn't read anything about location. If the location of a client is not ...
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Running a relay behind a nginx reverse-proxy

This may not the the best place to ask, because it's more of a networking question, but I wanted to try here first. (If I should also post on NetworkEngineering or ServerFault, please tell me :) ) I ...
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Problem bootstrapping. Stuck at 10% (conn_done): Connected to a relay

While settting up my relay, I met this question: Jan 19 10:02:22.000 [warn] Problem bootstrapping. Stuck at 10% (conn_done): Connected to a relay. (DONE; DONE; count 51; recommendation warn; host ...
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Relay on public and private network; recommendations

I have set up a relay with its own dynamic public IP directly on the Internet. The only port allowed on the public interface is the ORPort, and this is the way I want to keep it. However, it would be ...
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Tor relay stopped working on Ubuntu 18.04 in LXD container after update to 0.4.2.5-1~bionic+1

I am running a tor relay on Ubuntu 18.04 in a LXD container. After upgrading form tor version 0.4.2.5-1~bionic+1 over 0.4.1.6-1~bionic+1, it stopped working. Here what I have in /var/log/syslog Dec ...
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establishing an encrypted directory connection failed 86.59.21.38:443

12/26/2019 15:21:05 PM.100 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 12/26/2019 15:21:05 PM.100 [NOTICE] ...
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Who are responsible for manage Tor directory servers?

Many documents says that a user that use tor network should connect to tor directory server to make circuit. Who is responsible for manage Tor directory servers? if there are some people who is ...
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In onion v3 services, how does the client know the “HSDir” that have the necessary descriptor to connect to the onion service?

I've read the "Tor Rendezvous Specification - Version 3" and I can't find out how the client knows the "HSDir" nodes that store the onion service descriptor that indicates the introduction points ...
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Prevent Tor Browser from connecting to a node in a certain country?

I want to prevent Tor Browser from connecting to any nodes in a certain country. How do I do so?
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ipv6 not working - Port 9001/9030 not reachable - but Port 22 is

I am currently trying to get my Relay ipv6 ready. However the Port Tor Runs on seems inaccessible. Couldn't identify an issue with Port forwarding (ipv4 works; SSH on ipv6 works as well). The Ping-...
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Is it possible to set up a private tor network which can connect to the Internet?

I would like a private tor network only my machines can use. These nodes are in different physical machines and have their own IPs. And I want to connect to public websites through private Tor network....
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Brige Relays - help

This is impartant. Do I need to configure Bridge relays to hide fact that surfing on deep web .onion sites using USB Tails and Tor Browser? Reading this (https://www.torproject.org/docs/bridges.html....
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a limit in the number of connections?

When I use Tor as a socks5 proxy for my applications, is there a limit in the number of connections I can perform to other hidden services (addresses.onion)? I am developing an application to check ...
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Tor Non Exit Relay Port Issue

I am trying to set up a tor non exit relay, i am running it on debian wheezy inside of a virtual machine run in hyper-v on server2o12 r2 datacenter, my router is a ubiquiti ER-8Pro both ports 9001 and ...
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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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