[tor-relays] Are zealous connections to directory port common?

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Fri Mar 14 01:37:07 UTC 2014

> On 03/10/2014 01:14 PM, Tora Tora Tora wrote:
>> I just recently allowed the directory ports of my relay to be listed and
>> noticed that some IPs are a bit overzealous in connecting to the
>> directory port. As in 108 connections within a minute zealous.
>> Is this unusual?

I think it is unusual.

Are you just checking the tor log to see this?

> Anyone knows the answer? It happened again with another IP establishing
> 400+ connections to directory port within a minute. Me thinks it was not
> a good idea to display the directory port.

Maybe try installing some ip blacklist or dynamic firewalling?

rblcheck is a debian package which may be relevant.

Maybe time to do some more research...

Good luck

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