[tor-relays] Checking my Tor bridge and adventage of dynamic ip addresses

nobleeightfoldpath at lavabit.com nobleeightfoldpath at lavabit.com
Fri Jul 19 20:36:15 UTC 2013

Hi list members,

following probs remaining:

1. the ip address of my bridge is after around two days still the old
address in the db (ie. http://makepanic.github.io/emberjs-tor-onionoo).
That's probably why no one uses the bridge!? Testing with configuring
the client to use my bridge (with my actual address) works well! So it
is an unintended private bridge :) any ideas to trigger the db to change
the address?

2. where can I check if my ip address is black listed by censoring
countries? A friend told me to test it ie. with a chinese proxy. Is
there a "best practice" to check? In worst case I could change the ip

Iam happy if I could run a useful bridge.

Regards :)

nobleeightfoldpath at lavabit.com:
> Hi list members,
> I tried to grab some data in the database. In the upper part of my
> results it shows obviously old data, because of the flags
> "Fast","HSDir","Named","Running","V2Dir","Valid" - for three days I
> switched to bridge mode. The IP addresses at or + dir aren't my address
> today. They should have my IP address, right?
> Below it looks a little newer,
> "running":true,
> "flags":["Running"],
> that's an hint ;)
> "last_seen":"2013-07-19 09:37:04",
> that's nice, too!
> But "or address" isn't mine... it's possible due to a router reset I got
> a new IP address two days ago. Iam a little confused now!
> Thanks to Sebastian, the link
> http://makepanic.github.io/emberjs-tor-onionoo/#/ is more eye friendly
> ;) but there is another IP address, too.
> What about mirroring directory:
> The Tor manual shows for bridge config in the vidalia config window to
> mirror the relay directory. I remember to read about it on another site
> too. I configured it in torrc, but in "Arm" an error appears, bridge and
> directory mirror won't run together. Why that?
> Thanks to Andreas for the hint. I tried it (with my real address, not
> the address advertised in the db) and it works well!

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