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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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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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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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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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IPv6 Exit Policy Summary none defined

nope. tor uses both IPv4 and IPv6 if one of them is not prohibited explicitly UPDATE: To reject IPv6 on all levels add this to your torrc: ExitPolicy reject6 *:* - it will disable any exit traffic ...
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"Trustworthy" exit nodes

This idea will not work, if the service or application has a requirement for security in it's communications then it MUST provide it itself, there is no alternative. This is the same as one of the ...
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Can I opt to be not middle relay?

No, and it will never be implemented: it would break the whole relay idea of Tor. Every relay - regardless of it's further roles - is a "regular node", i.e. the middle one. If it's allowed to go ...
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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 is tor traffic exempt from censorship/a country's DNS servers?

Yes, that's possible. Note that no serious censorship is done through DNS (alone) though, it's trivially easy to defeat, even without Tor. Exit relays should be censorship free, so people shouldn't ...
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Diverse doubts about Tor relays

But can I configure the "ORPort" field with any other port? Yes. This is arbitrary, 443 can be useful for some users behind weak censorship or firewalls but ultimately the choice of port is entirely ...
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I want tor to use the same exit node

It's a very simple two-liner in your torrc config: StrictNodes 1 ExitNodes {hash-id-of-your-desired-exit} It works like that: StrictNodes tells Tor that it have to obey the node restrictions you ...
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How to bypass sites that blocks tor?

As far as I know this is not possible All tor relay UP addresses are publicly available, including exit ones. Any webmasters that choose to block them can, in fact Tor Project operates a dedicated ...
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I'm not familiar with Tor, but I suppose you just want to go through the GFW in China with a VPS server.(Hong Kong Server is ok) Most people in China nowadays use SS(shadowsocks)/SSR/V2ray to get ...
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Exit traffic through a SOCKS proxy

No. There's no mechanism for this in Tor, you'll need to deal with routing the outbound traffic yourself. You should also note that the address your relay is listening/running on will be linked to ...
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Iterate through List of Exitnodes

This already exists as ExitMap. It's approach is to launch it's own copy of Tor which is configured not to automatically attach streams to existing circuits through use of the ...
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Running a Tor relay using Orbot

The feature is already available, it's under the settings menu. However uptime isn't the only factor to consider. Most phones will not have enough processing power to throughput a significant amount ...
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Running parallel Tor servers with different exit IPs with nodejs app

I want to monitor a website without making it a priori evident that it is being monitored Problems: The set of exits isn't (very) large, you'll repeat after a given time scale. The exits are ...
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Use only specifics exit nodes for a site

It's not implemented in original Tor as far as I know. The only way to achive this functionality is using the Stem-controlled circuit built by hand.
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how to figure out how many relays are there in your tor URL?

First about your single relay concern, I'm guessing you're referring to Single Onion Services (shamelessly stolen from cacahuatl's answer to this post and loosely edited), which are applied where ...
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Tor Browser Bundle Single-Hop

Simply replacing the tor binary included with the Tor Browser with the one that you have built would work, e.g.: cp ~/tor-0.2.9.10/src/or/tor ~/tor-browser_en-US/Browser/TorBrowser/Tor/tor Will mean ...
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ExitPolicy reject *:* some traffic seems to sneak throu anyway?

Your router appears to be performing an incredibly naive form of traffic identification. I'd guess that it's simply looking at the content of /etc/services or equivalent and matching a service to it'...
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How to specify ExitNodes in Linux?

GeoIP needs to be installed for Tor to be able to determine in what country a exit relay is. You can install it using sudo apt install tor-geoipdb. From the logs: We've been configured to use (or ...
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Exitnodes: safe?

Yes, this will compromise your privacy and anonymity. It would be trivial for anyone observing traffic to discover that you're configured to use a single exit node. You're likely to be the only ...
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Configuring my tor to be a relay

A relay could be used by anyone, anywhere in the world. They don't have to be physically near you. You can get relay statistics from https://atlas.torproject.org/
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Difficulties right off the bat

What the heck is a relay & an Exit relay? Read about it at: https://www.eff.org/torchallenge/what-is-tor.html This is the simplest description of what is tor relay I could find. How can I ...
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Does TOR client (Expert Bundle) work as an exit node by default?

By default it used not to, but nowdays - especially as IPv6 support was introduced - the manual about torrc and ExitPolicy in precise - states it a bit unclear with default exit policies. So - now the ...
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censorship and tbb exit nodes.

To the exit node the exit node's local ISP filters may apply - like to any other network client in that place: yes, from the point of ISP an exit node is a client. In your example a censorship of ...
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How safe are Tor exit nodes.... really?

If you are only a Tor client (e.g. you're using Tor Browser to browse the web), you are not an exit node, or any node at all, and you are fine. Nobody will be able to tell where your traffic is going, ...
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