[tor-relays] keeping tor relays operational

Sebastian Urbach sebastian at urbach.org
Sat Mar 14 09:47:18 UTC 2015

On March 14, 2015 7:46:16 AM Larry Brandt <lbrandt at cni.net> wrote:

Hi  Larry,

> Sorry if this question has been answered dozens of times before.  I have
> a middle relay that has been operational since last summer.  I wish to
> make some alterations to my torrc file and make these changes
> operationally active without stopping and restarting tor. Is this
> possible?  I experience a bit of down time whenever I up bandwidth,
> change contact info, etc.  I'm also disapointed when ubuntu sends
> updates that require a server restart.  What is the best method to
> handle this on a stand-alone server?

You can use the -reload option after changing your torrc. The daemon keeps 
running but reloads the config file.

Sincerely yours / Sincères salutations / M.f.G.

Sebastian Urbach

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