[tor-relays] keeping tor relays operational

Alexander Dietrich alexander at dietrich.cx
Sat Mar 14 12:12:30 UTC 2015

On Ubuntu, "service tor reload" should also work.

There's not a lot you can do about updates that require a restart (other 
than to restart).

You can automate the restarts though, install "unattended-upgrades" and 
"update-notifier-common", then check out the config files in 

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On 2015-03-14 10:47, Sebastian Urbach wrote:
> 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.
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