It's possible that your university is blocking most outbound ports. After opening the Tor Browser Bundle, click Settings, click the Network tab in the Settings window, and check the box My firewall only lets me connect to certain ports. (The default Allowed Ports 80 and 443 should work.)
So far it's just something that might be useful for developers to collect. It's probably nothing that an individual user or relay operator would have to care about at this time.
It's also not even clear yet what the answer to your question really is.
As Roger explained in What is the "TLS write overhead" percentage reported in Tor log entries?, ...
I am in the same boat. Have your seen this on the Tor site
"Windows users that are affected by Tor Browser crashes might try to
avoid this problem by opening "about:config" and setting the
preference "media.directshow.enabled" to "false". This is a workaround
reported to help while the investigation is still on-going."
So enter about:config into ...
Yes, it's possible that running a non-exit relay will result in your IP address being blacklisted.
As such, some sites which use those blacklists will deny you access to their site on the basis that you're on some blacklist.
This can be easily checked by loading the site through another proxy service, some simple examples would be Google Translate, isup.me ...
May I suggest that you try the onion address for DuckDuckgo? :
It's what I use and find it well, cleaner in the way it presents itself. Also, and I don't know if it will make a significant difference on your end, my input is that perhaps you may not want to use NordVpn, or any VPN in the onion network. If for no other ...
The newest update to 10.0.13 corrected this behaviour.
how do I find out what version of Tor I am running?
dpkg -l tor
question how do I update Tor to a new version?
Update all packages installed:
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Update Tor only:
apt-get install tor
If your using the Tor version coming with Ubuntu you may not receive the 3.0.6 update, many distributions use older version (which ...
I had the same problem with Tor not opening while Webroot was running, after May 1, 2016, when it did open earlier. I checked the Event Viewer and saw the faulting application path was to firefox.exe in the Tor browser folder. So, I went to Identity Protection in Webroot and looked in Application Protection to find that firefox.exe entry. There were several ...
You're going to want to use Orweb, or download Orfox and run that as your browser. No need for chrome or duckduckgo browser at this point, those would be better suited for your clearnet activity. I'm sure you could setup these to route through tor but its much easier/safer to use Orfox or Orweb which come pre-configured with privacy in mind and automatically ...
That is a local problem which is probably related to your firewall. The control ports which need to be tunneled through the firewall are 9150 and 9151.
at https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/11023 user "badon" says
I copied my portable Tor Browser Bundle to another drive, and it
you could give that a try, too
see if the problem ...
You would probably have the best results using a separate dedicated tor proxy like the tor hardware router, or configuring your network settings on the kindle to use tor on a dedicated machine somewhere else on your network via proxy.
The failure at the check.torproject.org site could be either dns or proxy settings, and even when it is configured ...
You could try multiple VPN services to see if one works, but it could end up being blocked at any point. If accessing these sites matters enough to you, setting up your own VPN on a VPS in Japan (ideally from a popular Japan-based company) might be worth the trouble and money.