[tor-relays] Feedback

Jamis Hartley jamman98 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 04:45:03 UTC 2016

You can contact your ISP and ask for a static IP. It's possible they may
charge you for one, but it's also possible they may not. My ISP for example
allows me one static IP for free. I use that for my Tor relay, and it works

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM, <torserver at datakanja.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> i have been running a new relay for a short time period now and would
> like to bring to your attention the issues faced, that finally led me to
> refrain from keeping this up any longer:
>   * Documentation was ok (on torproject.org) and the installation (using
>     deb on ubuntu) was easy.
>   * It took quite some time to understand the implications (opening
>     ports in the router, hazarding security to my computers, as i was -
>     to this date - relying on the routers firewall working) - This job
>     of mine basically got delayed until later, when i would have
>     learned, what is needed in that respect.
>   * Next, i noticed a frequent (daily) behavior of the Tor server
>     dropping traffic to around zero. Inspecting this, let me to
>     understand, my provider was disconnecting me and reassigning a new
>     IP on a daily basis, which took some time to propagate. Even worse:
>     It did not propagate on its own, i needed to restart the tor service
>     to reinitialise...
>   * Asking in the online channel, i was guided to change my "Nickname"
>     torrc config to match the dyndns entry corresponding to my server.
>   * But this never made it to the directories, thus forcing me to
>     manually restart Tor on a daily basis in order to force the changing
>     IP address into them.
>   * Finally, i was told, this behavior would be disruptive to the
>     network, i therefore brought the service down for good, wasting the
>     bandwith, i was willing to spend, for the near future. :-)
>   * Ok, otherwise, i would have to pay additional fees to rent a server
>     off-site with a permanent IP, but that would be giving more, than
>     what was easily affordable, as my machine is running 24/7 and the
>     connections open anyway. Thus Tor doesnt seem to be able to absorb
>     the kind of bandwith, i was willing to share long time.
> This is leaving a sad taste on me, who is pretty much interested in
> privacy, anonymosity, which led me to avoid the mailing lists with a
> durable email-address. But just using a read-only one wouldnt allow me
> to post to the list. That is why i created this one temporarily, just to
> let you know about my experiences...
> NewTorKidOnTheBlock
> (this was the name of my Tor relay)
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