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Too much Not anonim Exit Nodes on the TOR Network!

When running an exit node, it is highly recommended to make it as clear as possible that it is an exit node. This helps the operator deal with DMCA notifications and abuse reports and the like. ...
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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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Is it safe to send identifying information unencrypted through Tor?

You need to accept that all things flowing through an exit node are most likely analyzed by big brother government. Everything you send must keep your anonymity. If you are deploying sensitive ...
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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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How is 'Exit Probability' calculated?

Atlas uses Onionoo as its data back-end. From the Onionoo protocol specification: Probability of this relay to be selected for the exit position. This probability is calculated based on consensus ...
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Is it safe to send identifying information unencrypted through Tor?

Yes, your privacy will be compromised. Please, don't ever rely on unencrypted protocols. This is also true when not using Tor. Your message will not be read. Also the E-Mail header (sender address, ...
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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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How many connections are using my exit node?

Yup, and thank you for running an exit! Netstat, lsof, and other connection resolvers can tell you the number of active connections a process is making. Stem also has a module to make this easy. Tor ...
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