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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

Yes: edit the file: ThisPC\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\TorBrowser\Data\Tor\torrc or wherever you put Tor. at the end put: ExitNodes {GB} Then the last node will always be in the United Kindom, ...
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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

In addition to ExitNodes {us} and StrictNodes 1, you should also use DNSPort 5553, along with dnsmasq (this is a dns relay program) with --server=/geoblocked.url/127.0.0.1#5553 Then use Tor for ONLY ...
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How to increase the Advertised Bandwidth of Tor onion router (OR)?

Advertised bandwidth as reported by atlas and globe is really what is observed as of far. Your relay has only been up for four days, and as your relay proves its reliability and speed, advertised ...
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

When you download the Tor Browser it acts purely as a client. Your software won't run as an exit node or a relay unless you tell it otherwise. So by downloading the Tor Browser from https://torproject....
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Does running the Tor browser turn me into a (exit) relay?

Neither make you a relay of any sort, they will both act as clients only by default and neither have options to turn them into relays of any sort. You would need to go out of your way to manually ...
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Why does Tor publish IP addresses of exit nodes?

The list of all Tor relays and whether they are exits needs to be public, because Tor clients use this information to build circuits. There is no point in trying to keep this information 'secret' ...
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How is data sent back from exit node to me?

This is a common question that everyone stumbles upon while understanding TOR Design. When the data is sent back to the user, each relay encrypts the data using the session key which was exchanged ...
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What does the heartbeat line in my torrc mean?

Those logs mean that you have transmitted 159 GB and received 157 GB as a total during the 5 days, which means you have sent only 31 GB in the period between the 2 log messages.
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Tor no longer works on sites that want to block it

Yes - the surrounding details about this are desribed in the General FAQ You should hide the list of Tor relays, so people can't block the exits. There are a few reasons we don't: We can't help but ...
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Does running Orbot mean I am running a Tor exit relay?

No. By default, Orbot will not run a relay/exit/bridge. You may have seen one of the circuits Orbot built, which show the path your data will go through when using Tor. Unless you have changed your ...
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Need a step by step to run a relay on Windows

You're running Windows. Not many people try to run relays on Windows, so the process isn't as well documented. [If you, future reader, are running Linux, then this guide (https://trac.torproject.org/...
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What is the risk of guard relay and exit relay being one and the same?

The Tor spec says: 5.3. Creating circuits When creating a circuit through the network, the circuit creator (OP) performs the following steps: Choose an onion router as an exit ...
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How does Tor Network latency (speed) compare with direct internet?

External research performed December 2010 to January 2011 found that "The average ratio of HTTP request durations (Tor/direct) [from around the world] is 4.1." "Another observation is that the four ...
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Accessing Tor hidden services over a single hop circuit

I think you want to check out the configure option for tor2web mode, which should do pretty much what you want. No special second instance running a tor relay would be necessary
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What circuits connect to the introduction and rendezvous point?

Introduction and Rendezvous points are only used for Hidden Services. The Introduction point is chosen by the Hidden Service and published with the HSDir servers handling the Hidden Service. When a ...
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Can Tor nodes know their position in the circuit?

I will add that these statements are within the confines of the protocol. As you mentioned in your question/comment, a single node could use outside resources to determine entry and exit points. ...
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How do you specify a specific ExitNode?

You can't specify a single node using its IP address. You can specify an address range, which equates to a network, using CIDR notation, as specified in the Tor FAQ. (It's not that obvious, but note ...
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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

On Windows Right-click the Tor icon. It's a purple-and-green globe icon that you'll either find on your desktop or in the Start menu. If you haven't done so yet, first run Tor so that the ...
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Can I exit from a specific country or node?

I find that lower case works fine and I also don't need to use StrictNodes. For example I simply add ExitNodes {jp} to my torrc to make the receiver always think the sender is from Japan.
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In what ways can private relays be used?

By definition bridge relays are Tor relays that aren't listed in the main Tor directory. So if you set: BridgeRelay 1 PublishServerDescriptor 0 this will cause your relay to not publish anywhere. ...
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Problem getting Tor exit node from a bash script

If your configured Tor socks port is 9150, then you can try this command: curl --socks5-hostname localhost:9150 http://ipecho.net/plain You also can configure it by editing your config file (usually ...
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Is a Public Exit TorRelay on or off by default?

The releases for Windows consist of several subpackages: Tor Browser Vidalia Bridge Bundle Vidalia Relay Bundle Vidalia Exit Bundle Expert Bundle The package in italic (Vidalia Exit Bundle) is the ...
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Can exit relays be selected as middle or guard nodes?

It is true in the current case, but the bandwidth authorities make a scarcity calculation which depending on result decides whether exit relays can be used as guards/middle relays. If exit bandwidth ...
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How feasible is that Directories grant you only compromised nodes to build the circuit from?

thanks for the question. First off, the "directories" you speak of are called "directory authorities" inside Tor. Their job is indeed to compile a list of all running Tor relays and make it available ...
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How long does it take for an IP to be removed from the exit nodes list?

It takes about 1 day for an IP address to be removed from the most recent exit list, but that directory contains exit lists published in the past 3 days. So, that's 4 days for an IP address to ...
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