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Entry guards and multiple Tor clients

TL;DR The answer will depend on what you consider important, and what your Tor use-case is. (Similar to the hand-waving over threat models mentioned in another answer.) However, in general, the ...
Richard Horrocks's user avatar
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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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Will the network know if a malicious guard keeps dropping connections?

Do Tor authority servers, or probing servers, or those clients who were dropped by the malicious guard have any mechanism to report it to the authority servers so that the malicious guard will be ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Is my proxy, which is a tor relay, my guard/entry-node?

If you relay has been upgraded to a guard node (this takes time to gain the trust of the network, enough bandwidth, speed, etc.) then it is possible that your relay could be your guard but it's not ...
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From a metadata perspective, what does an entry node know about its clients?

Entry nodes generally know your IP address, the IP address of the next hop and and they can see traffic patterns. Tor sends so called cells, they have all the same size and are padded if necessary. ...
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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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Question about the assigned Guard node flag and whether if this flagged node can still be used as middle node

All relays are suitable for all positions in ciruits. How clients use them depends on their assigned flags, with the exception of exiting traffic which is defined by their chosen exit policies. So ...
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Should I choose a new guard if the network is overloaded?

Yes with EntryNode $fingerprint Where fingeprints can be found like this https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#search/as:25513%20 (put your AS there). Or just delete Tor\state file.
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