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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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Where is the tor log file

By default stdout and stderr of a systemd unit are sent to syslog. On my machine(Kali distro) it is stored in /var/log/syslog. So to see tor unit output run cat /var/log/syslog | grep tor -i Or to ...
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WARN: Failed to find node for hop 0 of our path. Discarding this circuit

Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please sync your time with an NTP (Network Time Protocol) server. Debian family On Debian based machines use package ntpdate. sudo ntpdate -v pool....
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Where is the tor log file

Usually Tor stores its log files in /var/log/tor. Depending from the specific settings you'll find /var/log/tor/notices.log, /var/log/tor/log, /var/log/tor/info.log, etc. The option Log in torrc ...
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What kind of different information can be had/ascertained in the logs with the various entries in logs

The different levels are as follows (Tor Docs) ERROR critical issue occurred, the user needs to be notified WARN non-critical issue occurred that the user should be aware of NOTICE ...
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What would happen if I'm the last node (or relay) of a highly illegal activity?

Obligatory disclaimer: I'm not a lawyer and this should not be considered legal advise. Tor usage may or may not be illegal depending on your jurisdiction. In the United States Tor is not illegal, ...
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Tor.service boot errors?

The "owner" conditional, as per the AppArmor wiki: The owner keyword is used to make the rule conditional on object ownership. Specifically the task must have the same euid/fsuid as the object ...
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How can an external observer detect if a malicious relay does excessive logging?

There is no way short of the hypothetical attacks you mentioned to determine if a relay is excessively logging. Excessive logging is a criterion for considering a relay malicious but that doesn't mean ...
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Post install questions

If you've installed tor as a system service through OpenSUSE's package manager: You can define where tor logs to through use of Log directives in the torrc file, located by default in /etc/tor/torrc. ...
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Where is the tor log file

Usually Tor stores its log files in /var/log/tor. Depending from the specific settings you'll find /var/log/tor/notices.log, /var/log/tor/log, /var/log/tor/info.log, etc. The option Log in torrc ...
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Received http status code 302 from server while fetching consensus directory

Take a look at the suggested configuration for CentOS. As long as you aren't running an exit node, this should be all you need. You can also find help from fellow relay operators here.
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Error: Couldn't rotate onion key

After looking into this again after leaving it for a long time, I quickly found the solution. It turned out that the files in the /var/lib/tor/keys folder were not owned nor writable for the debian-...
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How to debug TorBrowser?

There is an entire chunk of the wiki dedicated to this subject. Have a read of Debugging the Tor Browser. (These are all either internal to Firefox or Linux/UNIX specific...I've no idea how you'd even ...
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Notice: Your relay has a very large number of connections to other relays

So I believe I found the answer to this, in case anyone stumbles across this... According to a thread on Tor's bug tracker, this is "normal" and is only a concern if the number is greater than 60. ...
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Why can't I find Tor's logs or how do I check Tor works normally?

Debug level logging is disabled as it would contain information that could be dangerous to keep around. If your bridge had serious problems that prevented it from working, these would be available in ...
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What do these notices mean?

It looks like it's trying to fetch information from https://onionoo.torproject.org/ about the relays (I assume over it's own copy of Polipo) and since Polipo is trying to use Tor, which hasn't ...
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How to Configure a tor on a domain-joined Windows at work

It looks like you need to configure proxy credentials to access the internet. Onion/Tor Button -> Network Settings Tick 'This computer needs to use a local proxy to access the Internet' and ...
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System tor does nothing after a system wide upgrade

This is a known issue on Ubuntu/Debian, there's a conflict with apparmor because Tor is still running as root when it tries to scan the hidden service directories. They're looking into making the ...
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Fingerprint is marked rejected

The IP address 171.25.193.9 belongs to the host maatuska.4711.se which is a directory authority within the Tor network. It seems it has banned your relay from the network (Fingerprint is marked ...
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What does your router see/log when visiting a tor hidden site address?

The answer assumes that your runnig the the tor deamon on the same host as the browser and that DNS lookup are done via Tor. Both holds true if you use the Tor Browser. If I visit http:/...
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Tor Error Log - non-control connections-any solution

The log you're showing can be MitM - and there's how to check it: make a su to your Tor user do a traceroute to the 109.105.109.147 - or also to other IP's that are mentioned in that Problem ...
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What does "v1", "v2", "v3" and "v4" connections mean?

These are versions on the OR protocol which are negotiated between the client and the relay upon connection. From tor-spec.txt: 2. Connections ...[SNIP]... The initiator then sends a VERSIONS cell ...
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resolving onion domains partially fails

If you're using a standard setup with local DNS server located on your very PC - it caches the response locally inside the server, so no second request is made. If you have more questions - feel free ...
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Freebsd tor log file

According to the FAQ: If you compiled Tor from source, by default your Tor logs to "stdout" at log-level notice. If you enable logs in your torrc file, they default to /usr/local/var/log/tor/. ...
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Where does Tor save logs when run from browser bundle?

Tor Browser does not keep an on-disk log by default. Instead, you can get the log from the Browser. Click on the green onion, Tor Network Settings, and then on the bottom there's a button to copy the ...
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Two instances of Tor behave differently

To setup full logging from command line add the following option: --Log "notice file tor1.notice.log" This says Tor should log on notice level to the file tor1.notice.log in the local directory. You ...
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What would happen if I'm the last node (or relay) of a highly illegal activity?

I recall that in years past, there were arrests of exit-node-operators in some places, e.g. Germany. The arrestee had to convince the legal authorities that the node operator was not the person whose ...
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I didn't setup relay but logs show data transferred

These log entries are just for notification (Loglevel notice) and provide general information. Tor writes these lines also when it is configured as client. They just tell you that Tor lives and ...
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Follow-up question: Why my log is not showing tor_notices.log and tor_traces.log?

I'll summarize the discussion from the comments and the chat here: The original poster had a system-wide installation of Tor in their Debian system and furthermore installed a Tor Browser. The system-...
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How can I find the meaning of the messages in Tor's debugging log?

As it says it's debug message, so normally you should ignore or disable any debugs. For that kind of messages I don't think you can find reasonable meaning without Googling it or checking the source ...
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