Lizbeth
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Failed to connect to Tor network?
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It is repeatedly warning you about the time being wrong. A synchronized clock is extremely important to make a connection to anything even if you've been able to download all of the consensus ...

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implementation for Tor directory server?
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To be a directory server, it is merely a configuration change in your TORRC. Anyone can be or advertise that you are a directory server but none of the clients would trust it. The source code for Tor ...

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Tor 4.5.3 - obfs4 bridges can't connect to network
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Obfs3 and Obfs4 have a goal of obscuring traffic so that it looks like arbitrary random data. Some environments have created policies such that if the protocol identified via deep packet inspection is ...

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is the use of both introduction points and rendezvous points redundant?
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Rendezvous Points(RPs) are responsible for facilitating the actual data transfer between a hidden service and a client and its main goal is to provide a randomized path for communications. The ...

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Qualities of a good relay (besides the obvious)
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I'll give it a shot: consistent fast speed being #1 rewards based on total bandwidth available/consumed per period total consistent uptime Identity verification (at least online or via email) ...

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Is this a security flaw?
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What you're describing is a timing attack and yes this is possible. One attempt to mitigate this is to pump a constant stream of data through Tor at all times so it's difficult to differentiate ...

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Stem: How to get current in-use circuit?
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I put this example together using this STEM Tutorial. It shows the use of controller.set_conf('__LeaveStreamsUnattached', '1') to make your own circuits, attach a stream, and make a request using ...

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what are all of the ways an android can be traced/tracked/identified
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Besides the traditional identifiers, mobile devices have extra ones. Here's the ones I could come up with Baseband Identifiers: IMEI/MEID, IMSI/TMSI Device Identifiers: Browser user agent, device ...

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Failed to connect to Tor network?
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This line if very descriptive: 27-05-2015 10:55:01.356 [WARN] Our clock is 17 hours, 4 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-05-28 03:00:00 UTC). Tor ...

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Not able to access .onion sites - because I left tbb open for a while?
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When you leave TBB running in the background, the Tor client will automatically generate circuits and subsequently tear them down (usually) every 10 minutes. There are no anonymity concerns with it ...

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What are the best routers to run a relay behind?
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PFSense is a full feature firewall/router that runs on various hardware. This gives you all the features of the firewall as well as low level control of the system if need be. Plus, you can easily ...

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Why are all circuits now local?
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The EntryGuard (your first hop in a circuit) are static for an extended period of time and may appear relatively persistent. But the other two nodes should change randomly unless you have customized ...

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How do you get legit relay bandwidth ballpark figures?
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Tor automatically builds the fastest circuits possible for you by attempting to see how much bandwidth is available for each node. It doesn't rely on the client supplied Bandwidth value but actually ...

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General SOCKS server failure while using tor proxy
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While Tor has a builtin SOCKS proxy, it doesn't have common features of a SOCKS proxy like creating rules based on the target host or overriding how to resolve a host. No you can't turn off Tor from ...

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Is it possible to use a windows environment path to configure the torrc file?
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Not currently. Neither the Tor Windows nor Linux version make any calls for environment variables like that. Unrelated to Tor, developers/admins will sometimes hack around situations similar to this ...

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How does a TOR introduction point locate a hidden service without knowing its IP?
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When a hidden service is first started up, it chooses a few random introduction points (IPs), makes "forward circuit" to them (e.g. 3 node circuit), and requests that they host the hidden service ...

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Tor + I2P on a system and Is I2P better than TOR?
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There are a lot of questions here. It's up to you to decide which you prefer. This is a Tor related stackexchange so even if "better" was quantifiable, it would be biased. Tor is not I2P, and vis ...

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My previous version of Tor transfers torrents to Vuze - updated Tor will not
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This is a feature of the Tor Browser to prevent accidentally leaking TBB information to an exteral program that isn't configured to use Tor. From https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/5556 ...

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How is a hidden service's Introduction Point determined?
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It follows the same process of establishing connections to other nodes based on bandwidth weight and other properties. If it's the first time the HS is establishing directory nodes, it will accept the ...

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TBB 4.5.1: Anonymity compromised if privacy settings are at default?
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Tor is able to ensure that your IP does not leak over the network. In the TBB there is currently no known way to accidentally disclose your IP via JavaScript. There are ways of doing this through DNS ...

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Transparent proxy improvement using haproxy load balancer?
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It's questionable whether it's an improvement to the existing way that a client generates certificates. Your HAProxy is basically converting your configuration into an pre-2014 Tor circuit building ...

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Is it safe to install GreaseMonkey on TBB?
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The sites you connect to can in fact determine if you're running GreaseMonkey and issue targeted attacks. In fact, a site can fingerprint which plugins you have installed making you vulnerable to ...

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How to find the current number of tor relays/ exit nodes in entire tor network?
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I think that you want to look at: https://metrics.torproject.org/

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Accurately measuring bandwidth
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It's not entirely true to say that the Tor relay controls the bandwidth on the client side. There are two values in the TORRC that that help limit how much bandwidth is consumed: RelayBandwidthRate ...

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Why would Tor make the ExitNode known?
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In the past (and often still the case), if there was a problem originating from an IP, an untrained law enforcement officer would track down the IP, find who owned the IP, and contact them about ...

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If I copy my Tor relay image for a friend does it help?
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Yes that matters. The fingerprint is what Tor uses to build reputation (e.g. flags). I'm not sure what the Tor network would do if it found two nodes with the same fingerprint, but in any case, ...

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Can I use Tor to make Tox chats anonymous?
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Tor is designed to protect your network communications. While you can run a chat system over Tor, it can't defend against accidental application leaks. You'd have to fully review the application ...

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How to configure multiple Tor.exes
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The link you provide shows how to do it. tor.exe -f torrc1 tor.exe -f torrc2 tor.exe -f torrc3 where each of the torrc[n] files have been configured to choose different listening addresses like ...

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How does the exit node relay data back to originator?
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In the same way that a TCP response knows how to route a response back to the originating host, Tor maintains streams. When the exit node sends a TCP request to a service, the service responds and ...

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How to store certifcates over session?
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TBB by default won't maintain a record of which sites' self-signed certs you've chosen to trust similar to how it does not keep track of your browser history for privacy sake. You can go to Privacy ...

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