firewalls and blocked ports

Nick Mathewson nickm at
Mon Aug 9 18:29:28 UTC 2004

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 08:30:00AM -0400, Patrick McFarland wrote:
> Exactly which incoming ports do I need to unblock when providing a tor
> server? Ever since I've started using tor as a server, I've been
> getting a lot dropped packet reports from iptables (I drop any
> incoming connection that doesnt have a explicit allow rule by
> default). I'm wondering if I forgot something in torrc or I forgot to
> unblock a port.

Check out the lines in your torrc that are labeled "ORPort", and
"DirPort".  You should at the very least open those ports to incoming
connections.  If I recall correctly, they default to 9001, and 9030

Nick Mathewson
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