[tor-dev] Can "ExcludeNodes" be used multiple times in torrc?

Nick Mathewson nickm at torproject.org
Tue Aug 11 21:15:54 UTC 2020

On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 6:13 PM nusenu <nusenu-lists at riseup.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> it is not clear to me whether ExcludeNodes and other similar options (ExcludeExitNodes)
> can be used multiple times in a torrc file.
> Are all of the lines merged like multiple "MyFamily" lines or
> how does it behave?

No, only one is recognized.

If you try to start tor with ExcludeNodes set twice, it should say
something like:

Aug 11 17:14:36.928 [warn] Option 'ExcludeNodes' used more than once;
all but the last value will be ignored.

I'd welcome patches to clarify this in the documentation, or to allow
this option to repeat.


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