[tor-relays] Faravahar messing with my IP address

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 20:48:30 UTC 2015

On 22 October 2015 at 19:22, Logforme <m7527 at abc.se> wrote:
> I run the relay Logforme (855BC2DABE24C861CD887DB9B2E950424B49FC34)
> Saw this in yesterday's log file:
> Oct 22 03:17:55.000 [notice] Our IP Address has changed from
> to; rebuilding descriptor (source:
> Oct 22 03:17:55.000 [notice] Self-testing indicates your ORPort is
> reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.
> Oct 22 03:17:56.000 [notice] Performing bandwidth self-test...done.
> Oct 22 03:26:55.000 [notice] Our IP Address has changed from
> to; rebuilding descriptor (source:
> <- My real IP address
> faravahar.rabbani.jp <- No idea
> faravahar.redteam.net <- Authority server
> tor.dizum.com <- Better authority server

I just got something strange too:

Oct 22 20:42:24.000 [notice] Guessed our IP address as
Oct 22 20:42:25.000 [notice] Our IP Address has changed from to; rebuilding descriptor (source:

faravahar guess my ip wrongly to be which is a French IP
totally unrelated to my connection

> So if I read it right my relay asked the authority server Faravahar what
> my IP address is and got the wrong answer. 9 minutes later my relay
> asked another authority server and got the right answer. My relay show
> an uptime starting from this time and if the relay did a full restart it
> meant all the circuits got dropped? Inconvenient for users.
> My relay have "restarted" like this a few times the last weeks (only Tor
> daemon "restarting", not the machine). Don't know if Faravahar is behind
> the other "restarts". This time I just caught it in the log file before
> it got archived.
> Is this a know issue with Faravahar? If so, should it be fixed?
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