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Run tor and TBB at the same time with the same ports on same PC

Just what the title says: is it safe/good practise/etc to run tor as a service (LM17.2) and TBB on the same PC, same time, same ports? Will this be related to that part of the FAQ where it says I have ...
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Why exactly is it not recommended to exclude relays?

I'm doing some research on Tor for a paper and stumbled upon this section on the Tor FAQ page, where it says how to choose or exclude certain nodes from your circuit. Below it says that it is not ...
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Setting up a Tor bridge?

I have a Windows server I hardly use, and I decided that I wanted to use it to run a Tor bridge. I've been trying all morning to figure out how to set it up to no avail. Most of the tutorials I've ...
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What purpose does congestion control achieve, and how does it work?

I am trying to understand exactly how the different solutions for the congestion control mechanism work and what purpose they achieve. With "the solutions" I mean the circuit level throttling and the ...
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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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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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Are there any good practices to keep my Tor relay's private key safe? [closed]

Assuming that I run a Tor relay on a virtual private server running linux, are there any good practices to keep my relay's private key safe? We can take for granted that software packages constantly ...
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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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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 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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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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Nodes from Japan showing up as from Netherlands?

How does Tor determine what country a node is based in? For ex, tracerouting this current relay ip 45.32.55.55 shows it is from Japan, but Tor tags it as being from the Netherlands
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Configuring my tor to be a relay [closed]

I quote from the official https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html "If you have at least 2 megabits/s for both upload and download, please help out Tor by configuring your Tor to be a ...
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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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How often can I / should I restart my new Tor relay?

To my current understanding, the longer the Tor relay operates continuously, the better. But what if I want to do some maintenance on the server? I don't want to lose the newly given Guard flag (...
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ORPort different from 443 and 80, will I actually help anyone?

I have set up my relay as per this link I have one question. Since I have set ORPort 63547, will I actually help anyone? I run a web server, so ports 80 and 443 and other ports are sadly out of the ...
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is there something like tor for VOIP?

One of the killer applications of tor is the ability to create a new tor circuit at the push of a button. Is there something similar for VOIP where also your dynamic/static IP is exposed in the ...
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Preferred terms for Tor relay positions

Is it preferable to call the first relay the "entry" relay or "guard" relay? I've seen both in the published literature.
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Is there a way to prevent Tor from appearing suspicious by connecting to strange locations?

I used Tor at work and got informed by a security analyst that my computer was exhibiting strange behavior. She said that it was connecting to servers in Amsterdam. Though I think there were some ...
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How does data go through Tor

I know how Tor works (mostly) but I want to know how data returns through Tor to the user. Example: I send a message from me (Bob) to my friend (Rob) and it goes to, let's say, 3 relays. Now, when I ...
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Graphs on Atlas not updating

I recently started running a relay on my NAS. While the relay itself is running fine (no errors from tor itself), and I understand that I won't get much traffic for the first two days (I've read this ...
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Is a Public Exit TorRelay on or off by default?

Looking at this releases for windows: Are in any of these releases public exits on by default? In his post @SamWhited assumed that they are off. But looking at Point g of Configuring a Tor Relay: ...
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Will Tor automatically change path if one of relays goes down?

If yes, is it default behaviour or some configuration parameter should be set? If not, how can one determine and resolve this? Obvious way is to write a script, that simply checks availability of ...
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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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Where is cookiepath of tor? [closed]

I am working on tools for change identity of tor every 3 minutes. But it require a cookie path of tor. I follow this one https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4881 but didn't find its yet. ...
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Why there is no easy method for running a Tor relay?

Running a Tor relay is too hard and complicated for many people who may want to help Tor. Why there is no click-to-run method for running a Tor relay? Like Tor Browser Especially for Windows users
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T-Shirt reward requirements

I am currently running a Tor relay (guard) to help the Tor network. After a while I realised that I can actually get an T-Shirt for running an relay more than two months. (link) Two questions about ...
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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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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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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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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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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 router validation

my question is how does Tor validate routers? There are some specifications that mention that there are "validated" nodes, which have a "valid" flag (e.g. https://gitweb.torproject.org/torspec.git/...
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Circuits in use when time to re-boot

The occasional re-boot is needed for updates and things. Do I need to somehow clear / stop current relay circuits prior to doing a reboot to keep from messing someone up? Or do it just do a tor ...
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How to limit use of socket buffers?

I've got a relay on an OpenVZ VPS which is constrained by the number of sockets available for use. (numtcpsock in /proc/user_beancounters). This results in my getting these errors in my Tor log: [...
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How do you get legit relay bandwidth ballpark figures?

I'm using STEM. I'm trying to create custom circuits based on relay information but I'm unable to get reliable relay information. RouterStatusEntryV3.measured which appears to be the heuristic I ...
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On Dec 26 2014 the number of relays have increased from 6700 range to 10000 range overnight. What is going on?

The number of relays have suddenly increased from 6700 range to 10000 range in a very short period of time. What is going on?
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How to safely update Tor relay installed on VPS with Debian?

How do I safely update a Tor relay installed on a VPS with Debian? (I don't want to lose the ID, because I'm taking part in the EFF Tor Challenge).
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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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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'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 does Tor pass my traffic around and should I be worried about malicious relay operators? [closed]

I am not sure how does Tor work, how safe is it as I heard that some relays are ran by bad people or government agencies.
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Relay's consensus data scrubbed for inbound connections

Since I began running a relay several months ago, I'd occasionally see, using nyx, a recurring inbound connection from one particular Authority, along with its nickname, IP address, and flags. It ...
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Why does Tor use more relays when connecting to .onion site than to normal one?

I've noticed that Tor connects to sites on clearnet with 3 relays (see first picture). In this particular example my packets go through relays in Germany, Canada and US. But when I connect to duck ...
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Running tor on 2 ISPs with load balancing

I have 2 ISPs (Vivo and NET) on load balancing by my Cisco RV340. This makes outside internet peers to see me as if I kept alternating 2 different IPs, because each connection is randomly sent to one ...
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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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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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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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