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How to change the entry node?

To actually answer your question, since nobody did that until now: shutdown Tor delete /tor/state file restart Tor In case you use TorBrowser on Windows the path is ...\Tor Browser\Browser\...
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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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list of all the entry nodes

You already have them in that list, you only need to look at those with the "Guard" flag which specifies that they're entry nodes, for example: 4484.0298.4949.1082|ServerName|443|80|GFHRSDV|259492|...
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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?

Proposal 236, which has been implemented by now, explains the behavior: When this proposal becomes effective, clients will switch to using a single guard node. That is, in its first startup, ...
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How to use local relay with Tor Browser?

I'm using it as a bridge if I need to use a Tor Browser through it, but usually I'm routing all traffic through Tor node at my home: it's simple and secure. I'm using iptables for it and local bind ...
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Does Tor change the Guard node (Entry node) if I connect my PC from a different IP address?

According to the Lifecycle of a New Relay, clients rotate their guards every 4-8 weeks. Even though your IP is changing, the computer is still the same client, so I imagine it will use the same guards....
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View current set of guard nodes of a certain client

It depends on your operating system, but on Linux go to tor-browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor and open the file named state. Here you'll see the sampled guards. Also note the confirmed_idx field, ...
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Why guard and exit nodes are allowed to be from same country?

Same country does not mean same person. Have a look at the bubble graphs. Germany provides currently the most relays among them there are 645 guard nodes and 138 exit relays. So it quite likely that ...
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How to Detect Tor Usage From Old Network Traces?

When https://exonerator.torproject.org/ is working, it will tell you whether an IP address was a relay for a given date. Besides that, you can find old consensuses and search yourself https://metrics....
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would torify use the same circuit as tbb when both are in operation?

No, Tor Browser isolates it's circuits by the first party domain. e.g. foo.com, bar.foo.com and qux.bar.foo.com will all be isolated on their own circuit for foo.com. While example.com, bar.example....
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Tor encryption combination

Tor uses RSA keys as identity keys (except for .onion services, for the time being). For exchanging secret key material Tor uses an ephemeral key exchange method, either TAP (old, DHE) or nTor (new, ...
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Tor encryption combination

Here is the design document for tor's next generation onion service. The paper that you linked to is outdated. The next generation onion service is expected to launch with 0.3.2 around December 15, ...
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Currently, how many entry guards does Tor choose and for how long are they maintained?

From what I can see from reading the code, it picks one guard if NumEntryGuards is not defined in the consensus. It is currently defined in the consensus but it is also set to one guard. That guard ...
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Guard Nodes: how long is too long?

Yes, that is normal. The guard rotation periods were increased, and the number of guards chosen was reduced. The idea being that a passive adversary might want to run some percentage of Tor relays (...
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What do you make of the news that researchers had found at least 110 Tor nodes that were spying in on network traffic or were honeypots?

What the researchers were doing was creating "honeypots", the relays weren't "honeypots". The snooping HSDir is something that's long been acknowledged as a weakness in the current rendezvous protocol....
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Does Tor entry point store my ISP information?

The entry point into the Tor network (so called guard node) sees your real IP address. Depending on the policy of the relay operator it could save every connecting IP address. This can be done with or ...
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