[Newbie] Installed relay, but no traffic
andrew at acooke.org
Mon Dec 6 21:09:22 UTC 2010
I installed Tor (v0.2.1.26) on Linux yesterday. As far as I know, I
configured it to be a relay. The log ends with
Dec 05 18:15:05.509 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done.
Dec 05 18:15:05.509 [notice] Now checking whether ORPort
126.96.36.199:9001 and DirPort 188.8.131.52:9030 are reachable...
(this may take up to 20 minutes -- look for log messages indicating
Dec 05 18:15:13.761 [notice] Self-testing indicates your DirPort is
reachable from the outside. Excellent.
Dec 05 18:16:06.835 [notice] Self-testing indicates your ORPort is
reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.
Dec 05 18:16:18.602 [notice] Your DNS provider gave an answer for
"pmsxxrb3tc7t4", which is not supposed to exist. Apparently they are
hijacking DNS failures. Trying to correct for this. We've noticed 1
possibly bad address so far.
Dec 05 18:22:14.185 [notice] Performing bandwidth self-test...done.
which appears to be correct (Comcast is screwing with DNS).
However, I don't see any "unexpected" traffic on etherape. I am not
using it myself (I just wanted to add a relay to the system) and am on a
cable modem with dynamic IP (which is tied to acooke.dyndns.org).
Have I done something wrong? Is it normal to have no traffic?
Also, what is a suitable value for the bandwidth setting? This is just
a "normal" residential Comcast cable modem in CT (the Linux box is
connected to the cable modem on one NIC; a wifi router running as a
simple hub is connected to another NIC; other computers in the house use
wifi routed through this box. It's running opensuse 11.3)
Thanks, and apologies in advance if I am doing something dumb.
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