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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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Daily or monthly traffic limit recommended?

In general it is better to have a maximum bandwidth for the users. Tor needs some time until it reaches the maximum bandwidth and this will probably take longer than a day. So it is better to set a ...
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Daily or monthly traffic limit recommended?

Monthly limit would be best. Daily limit would cause it to hibernate more frequently, resulting in more disrupted circuits for users, when your relay shuts down or is unexpectedly no longer in the ...
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Does running a tor bridge from the same public IP as a relay before make such bridge prone to censorship?

It's ok: if any adversary is active looking for public bridges like in BridgeDB - it will not save you. No significant differences at all
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What is the purpose of the middle node?

Your guard node and especially your exit node have a lot of power. The guard node knows who you are, or at least some basic information about you such as your IP. The exit node sees all your DNS ...
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1 vote

Is it OK to get an alert from Gmail while browsing through Tor Browser?

It's impossible for the middle to know you were visiting GMail. It didn't go rouge. It's likely Google uses a different GeoIP database than Tor Browser. When Google saw an exit that's allegedly in ...
pastly's user avatar
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1 vote

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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