[tbb-bugs] #16665 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards

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#16665: Circuit visualizer needs a cue about guards
 Reporter:  lunar                                |          Owner:  tbb-
     Type:  enhancement                          |  team
 Priority:  Medium                               |         Status:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |  needs_revision
 Severity:  Normal                               |      Milestone:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability, tbb-circuit-display,  |        Version:
  TorBrowserTeam201603                           |     Resolution:
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Comment (by dcf):

 Here are some blog comments by users confused by guards.

   Is it normal or ok for Tor browser to maintain the same entry node all
 the time. I have noticed that my entry node has been persistently the same
 node (same ip address) no matter the time of day or if I request a new Tor
 server node. I find this troubling

   Why do I connect using only the first node !!! DEU!
   This can not be changed either by restarting or change of identity.
   Can I still trust?
   Ver .: Tor-Browser 5.5.1

   Since I installed the latest TOR update i get always connected to the
 same entry server in sweden whose ip is Why is it so?

 I try to answer these questions by linking to
 https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq#EntryGuards, but IMO the FAQ does not
 explain the situation well.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16665#comment:33>
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