[tor-relays] Feedback

Arisbe arisbe at cni.net
Fri Feb 26 05:02:20 UTC 2016

Many ISPs change IP addresses on a regular basis.  This seems to be the 
center of your problem as the other issues can be worked out with a 
little effort.  To our advantage, IPSs are regularly requested by users 
to assign a permanent IP address for game operators.  Try calling your 
ISP and asking for an assigned IP and not a NAT or re-assignable 
address.  Work the other issues out in a single evening.

Good luck.

On 2/25/2016 8:15 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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