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What is the point of a relay family?

"Why would I want to set this field?" Because you're a good relay operator and therefor you don't "know" your relays are "clean" with certainty [sufficiently advanced ...
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What is the point of a relay family?

Think about this instead from the perspective of the Tor Project. Say you're a dev and you notice that a bunch of nodes that appear to be operated by the same person, but they aren't grouped together ...
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What if a powerful adversary controls a lot of relays?

I'm no expert, but here's what I know: Guards/Relays If an adversary sets up multiple relay servers around the world, all they would get is a bunch of encrypted traffic. In fact, they'd actually be ...
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Malicious relays: why doesn't Tor use certificates for relays?

Those certificates/operators could have different trust levels, which e.g. allows operators with a high trust level (e.g. personal acquaintance) to run many nodes, and operators with limited trust ...
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How is a Tor relay's advertised bandwidth verified?

From: Top changes in Tor since the 2004 design paper (Part 2) Bandwidth Authorities Of course, once you choose nodes with unequal probability, you open the possibility of an attacker trying to see a ...
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Do the Tor network nodes store the clients' IP by default?

Only the Guard node would ever see your IP. The exit node would not see it and the middle node would not see it and the Guard node does not cache it in any way. Furthermore your connection changes ...
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Does a Tor node "know" what layer of the onion they are in?

As already commented, there are only three relays a normal circuit goes through. The exit relay obviously knows it is the exit - because it is asked to make a connection to the outside world. For ...
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