[tor-relays] Setting up new Tor relay
qhltx at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 24 05:46:17 UTC 2012
I'm trying to set up a Tor bridge relay as an NT service under Windows
2003 x64. It runs, but only when I -don't- pass it a torrc file.
Specifically, I've tried the following:
1. Installed service using "tor --service install". This installed the
Tor service, with files located in "C:\Documents and
Settings\LocalService\tor". I copied a torrc file into this directory
and edited it to correctly set the ports and other options to be a
bridge relay. After placing this file into the directory, attempting to
start the service results in error 1064: an exception occurred in the
service when handling the control request. Renaming or removing the
torrc file allows the service to start.
2. After reading some old posts to tor-talk and tor-relays, I ensured
that the directory has full permissions assigned to SERVICE and LOCAL
SERVICE accounts. No change.
3. I removed the service and created a new directory for the
configuration and log files, located at "C:\torsvc". I installed the
service again with "tor --service install -option -f "C:\torsvc\torrc".
I also ensured the new directory had all permissions set correctly. The
service installed as "tor -net-service" without any options and executed
successfully. I stopped the service and fixed the path in the registry
to include "-f "C:\torsvc\torrc"", but then the service wouldn't start
4. I verified the permissions on the torsvc directory. After removing
the -f option from the service, the service starts successfully again,
albeit without my configs (including log locations which would tell me
what was going wrong).
Sorry to be a bother, but could anybody offer me some enlightenment on
what I'm missing???
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