[tor-relays] Problems with nameservers and permissions

George caitlinland at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 11:05:54 UTC 2012

I've just started running a relay on Linux with Tor starting 
automatically, however arm reported that "all nameservers have failed" 
and, unsure what to do, I stopped Tor to go look up the problem. Then 
when I tried to start it in Terminal again I'm greeted with this:

Jun 18 11:53:15.000 [warn] Couldn't open "/home/george/.tor/lock" for 
locking: Permission denied
Jun 18 11:53:15.000 [err] set_options(): Bug: Acting on config options 
left us in a broken state. Dying.

I've tried changing the permissions of the directory and the lock file 
but it still says permission denied. What should I do?

I'm running Tor on Ubuntu 12.04.

Thank you for any help,

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