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Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.

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Does Tor have any protection against bandwidth misuse?

Let's say someone runs 100 Tor instances on their machine and with their high speed internet connection -> download huge volumes of data through all of those instances. Are there any mechanisms ...
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Why is my relay using nowhere near the bandwidth that's available to it?

I have 1.25 MBps (10 Mbps) of usable bandwidth in both directions. Yet my relay constantly hovers around 100 KBps of advertised bandwidth. It's currently been up for 6 days and 4 hours (after a long ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the lowest bandwidth rate limit required for a normal middle relay?

Is there any technical limit for scalability by lowest bandwidth rate limit or any curve x = number of nodes, y = minimal bandwidth limit? What settings are optimal for huge amount of small middle ...
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/var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (root, 0) but by debian-tor (110)

I'm trying to set up a Tor relay on Debian Jessie. I edited the torrc file and set RunAsDaemon 1. When I try to start tor with sudo tor it returns this: [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this user ...
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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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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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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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Best use of port 80 for my Tor relay

My relay is currently using the default ports (9001, 9030). I'm using port 443, but 80 is available. Would it be useful to use port 80 for either the ORPort or the DirPort? If so, which one? Thanks!
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Accurately measuring bandwidth

I am working on a tor project that deals with relays' bandwidths. Recently, I have spoken to a relay operator who divulged that the observed bandwidth of one of the relays was faked. The data was ...
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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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Can a relay decide which protocol to use (TAP or ntor)?

I've just started studying Tor and I came across TAP and ntor protocols. Just want to clear up that are these protocols decided at the time of circuit creation or each relay can decide on its own that ...
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How to get time node/IP first appeared on the network?

I need to get the time that a Tor server or an IP address first appeared in the consensus. Is it possible to use Stem to get this kind of information? If not, how do I get the time of a server or IP ...
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Is it me or the relay info websites?

I got my relay working just fine, torrc is all configured to my liking, etc. But when I checked Atlas and Globe to see the bandwidth differences between when I went to bed last night and when I got up ...
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If I run a relay on my home network should I use it as my guard node?

Started running a relay from my home network. Getting a bit of traffic now. Wondering if it would be beneficial to run my Tor connections through it. It seems to be able to mask my use of Tor. If I ...
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Tor hidden service bandwith question

I have a newbie question here. When you setup a Tor hidden service do you yourself use up bandwidth on your network or does is the traffic attributed to the relay?
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Ready-made Tor relay on virtual machine

I was looking for a virtual machine that has Tor relay pre-configured. This came to my mind while thinking about the the amount of security which can be provided by having thousands of similar Tor ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Torrent outside the Tor network

I have set up a non-exit Tor relay on my Windows 8.1 64 PC. When I use uTorrent, outside of the Tor network, but on the same pc, a lot of trackers become unreachable, not all of them though, just ...
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How do I verify that a relay is working with IPv6?

After upgrading to Tor 0.2.4.19 I configured a relay to support IPv6. I was a bit surprised to see nothing regarding IPv6 in the logs at startup, but I can see that Tor is binding to the configured ...
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What hidden services does my relay node know about?

I built tor from source and am running it as a relay (not exit node) and also as a directory server. It is my understanding that after a while I should experience V2 hidden services publishing their ...
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How to edit the torrc in “NT AUTHORITY\LocalService” account?

As the title say, how can I do it ? I has made a decision to uninstall Vidalia and use only tor.exe to run as a relay. I have tried to install Tor into the service so it is not going to disturb me. ...
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Run Tor in the background via the shell

After configuring the Tor relay through a remote SSH session my terminal is still waiting (sort of stuck at this line on my remote SSH session ). it says: Nov 11 10:10:00.000 [notice] Performing ...
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How can I set up the fastest network for a Tor relay?

Say I set up a server in the cloud as a relay, how can I set it up so I get maximum speed out of the network? And how fast can a Tor-relay get with optimal bandwidth/response time?
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Why my relay is so slow?

I have a connection of 100mb/s and its going too slow, just look here: https://globe.torproject.org/#/search/query=A11BAE8F2676FF78727EE74949836E495D801D90 The relay is located in a OVH VPS How can ...
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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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Atlas and Globe shows my country not

I want to see my country (Austria) with Globe and Atlas! What can I do?
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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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Can I change settings in order to restrict Tor from accesing already used IP's of proxyes? [closed]

It is possible to change settings so Tor will not be able to connect on the IP's and Proxyes I was already connected?
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Atlas and Vidalia report different information about Tor relay

While Atlas reports Nickname Bandwidth Uptime IP lavizrap 102.4 KB/s 2h 7m 24.134.58.142 (https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/lavizrap) Vidalia Network Overview reports lavizrap ...
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How is relay information obtained after running Tor?

Let's assume that the NSA can't attack all Tor nodes at once, and someone using Tor is anonymous this way, but how does Tor actually download these secure Tor nodes when we open it? I mean does Tor ...
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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 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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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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Multiple Tor relays vs one bigger relay on one connection

Today I got an idea, that I have multiple (5) computers, which I can have running all the time, so why not to make them all relays, right? Well for one, I have limited connection (50mbit up/down). So ...
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I'm not getting guard flag. Whats the requirements for that?

Also, im not getting the stable flag. I'v been online for about a month. 20.april I switched from win to linux. I've had some restarts of the relay, but not long downtimes. my fingerprint: ...
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Do my ISP notice the relay changing?

Building a new relay may produce new traffic, is it any different with the Tor browser data through Tor, and does the adversay notice I'm building a new relay? I am asking whether my ISP will know ...
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TCP/IP Packet node-to-node propegation in Tor

A TCP/IP packet mainly has two parts. The header and data (mostly encrypted). When using Tor, and a packet leaves my Tor browser, where is my initial header information stored? If the destination ...
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Detect Tor from a LAN proxy

I have a quick question I hope has not been asked yet. Let's assume there is a network such this: there is a pc (let's call it X) which is part of a wide LAN; to connect to the internet, it must go ...
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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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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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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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