[tor-relays] New Relay Operator: Hostname

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.net
Tue Feb 21 06:35:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:16:38 -0800
colin at awakening.io wrote:

> I would like the hostname to be public, I wonder if I have misconfigured
> as the hostname does not display here:
> https://torstatus.blutmagie.de/router_detail.php?FP=b0a8f23372309d3589e70bd3c2e48c5b6fc3ec36
> I have the following in my configuration:
>     ORPort
>     DirPort
>     Address tor-exit-01.awakening.io
> Any thoughts?

The hostname is taken from reverse DNS (aka PTR record) of the IP address, but
in your case:

$ host
Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

The owner of that IP address has to set the reverse DNS record, or in your
case, it's likely you can set that yourself via a function in your hoster's
(OVH) control panel.

In any case, you don't need the "Address" line with hostname in torrc.

With respect,

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