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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 ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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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 ...
Xiong Chiamiov's user avatar
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Do sessions still work for onion websites?

Yes, sessions still work, and no, users won't be logged in all the same. Website sessions are stored client-side, so every client will have a unique session.
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Can I detect when someone is connecting to my server via Tor?

You can check your visitors' IP addresses against a dataset or use an API service. There exists an official and public list available at the following address: https://check.torproject.org/...
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Can I detect when someone is connecting to my server via Tor?

You can detect Tor users using TorDNSEL - https://www.torproject.org/projects/tordnsel.html.en. Or you can just use https://github.com/assafmo/IsTorExit.
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Me -> My own VPN -> Tor

Removing the reverse DNS doesn't matter because what the DNS used to be is sitting around in, for example the Rapid7 Sonar scans. They regularly scan the entire IPv4 address space's PTR records and ...
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Set up Tor as internal Network

My company is looking to use Tor internally for our network, using our own directory authority server, and would like to know if it's possible and how to do it First of all, if your company have the ...
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Are Tor state files under /var/lib/tor functionally write-only?

Tor itself reads the state file, but I don't know of any other software that reads from it. The file is important for more than just debugging/monitoring, it's how tor keeps persistent state across ...
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Website Monitoring of Tor Onion Services

I don't know of any uptime SaaS providers that support monitoring websites on their onion service endpoints. cron Until that day comes (as it's hard to think of a reason why any admins shouldn't make ...
Michael Altfield's user avatar
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Security: Can an exit node be set up with an encrypted connection to the service?

So far it seems that all exit note-to-server connections are communicated in plaintext. They're communicated as they're sent, I.E. Tor doesn't add or remove any encryption that was already applied to ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Reducing Tor service shutdown time

The short answer "you can't", the description is: after sending a termination signal - it's wise to let the network find another chains, so that's why there's a delay in order, and there's absolutely ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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Can't get 2/4 servers run

Yes, it's sad that it's not in the logs, but it is buried deep in the protocol mechanics. A brief guess is coming out of the EnforceDistinctSubnets directive description. To fix the case when you have ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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How to deal with DDOS attacks?

No tweaks you've mentioned in your question are necessery - leave them as it is: DOS point of attack here is not the webserver, but the tor instance itself: tor has a single-core crypto. So you need a ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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Does Tor block network administrators from determining sites accessed/data downloaded?

If they're only looking at your network traffic then they would know you are using Tor. They wouldn't be able to know what your traffic contained or where it was sent to or received from but they ...
cacahuatl's user avatar
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Does Tor block network administrators from determining sites accessed/data downloaded?

Tor won't prohibit them from having their intentions, but it will disarm a lot of their tools and approaches : they will simply be unable to circumvert your traffic in many ways and using certain ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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How can i change the server of a Tor relay

you must migrate your whole DataDirectory - the one you've specified in your torrc. after that you're pointing your new-hosted Tor to the same directory and config - and that's it! You can change a ...
Alexey Vesnin's user avatar
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How to protect a hidden service against DDOS attack?

A DDOS attack is a type of cyber-attack that uses multiple compromised systems to target a single system, such as a server or website. The goal of the attack is to make the targeted system unavailable ...
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