[tor-relays] More than one instance with Debian Jessie

nusenu nusenu at openmailbox.org
Sat Jul 2 23:00:00 UTC 2016

>>> SocksPort auto
>>> RunAsDaemon 0
>>> Log notice file /var/log/tor/notices2.log
>>> ControlPort 9052
>>> HashedControlPassword xx:xxxxxxxxxx
>>> Nickname test2
>>> RelayBandwidthRate 500 KB
>>> RelayBandwidthBurst 800 KB
>> This is lacking the configuration of a separate DataDirectory and
>> PidFile, eg.:
>> DataDirectory /var/lib/tor/2
>> PidFile /var/run/tor/tor2.pid
> These should not be added.

To be a bit more verbose:
On Debian the DataDirectory and PidFile settings are taken care of by
the multi-instance systemd service file. The service generates a
defaults torrc (--defaults-torrc) and the required folder before tor is
That can be found at:

for the details you can have a look at the service file:

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