[metrics-bugs] #33754 [Metrics/Exit Scanner]: I discovered a Tor node using TCP port 9999 (service: "distinct" / "abyss"). Is this normal?

Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki blackhole at torproject.org
Sun Mar 29 01:38:06 UTC 2020

#33754: I discovered a Tor node using TCP port 9999 (service: "distinct" /
"abyss"). Is this normal?
 Reporter:  Tor235                |          Owner:  metrics-team
     Type:  defect                |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                |      Milestone:
Component:  Metrics/Exit Scanner  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                |     Resolution:  not a bug
 Keywords:  network-health        |  Actual Points:
Parent ID:                        |         Points:
 Reviewer:                        |        Sponsor:
Changes (by arma):

 * status:  new => closed
 * severity:  Critical => Normal
 * component:  Core Tor => Metrics/Exit Scanner
 * priority:  Very High => Medium
 * owner:  (none) => metrics-team
 * keywords:   => network-health
 * resolution:   => not a bug


 Everything you described sounds fine and normal to me.

 Port 9999 is not "the abyss port". It's just a number. You can pick any
 number you like to listen on. (There is some organization that officially
 assigns service names to numbers, but nobody has to listen to them, and
 for the most part nobody does.)

 I currently see nine relays in the networkstatus consensus that are
 listening on port 9999.

 The one part I can't guess about is when you say the "Tor IP address
 appears to be using the following ports on my computer". I am wondering if
 maybe you are listing the exit policy of the Tor relay you're using.

 But all of this said, I'm going to close this ticket since trac isn't for
 this sort of user support. If you have more Tor questions, I recommend
 trying IRC. And more generally see

 Good luck!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/33754#comment:1>
Tor Bug Tracker & Wiki <https://trac.torproject.org/>
The Tor Project: anonymity online

More information about the metrics-bugs mailing list