[tor-relays] Failing because we have 1354 connections already.Please read doc/TUNING for guidance.

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 23:34:49 UTC 2018

> On 11 Jan 2018, at 06:32, rush23 at gmx.net wrote:
> Hello,
> on my small vps running as an exit relay I noticed warnings in notices.log unsure how to handle that.
> Jan 10 20:22:15.000 [notice] Tor (git-3696eb720795a666) opening log file.
> Jan 10 20:22:20.000 [warn] Failing because we have 1354 connections already. Please read doc/TUNING for guidance.
> Jan 10 20:22:28.000 [warn] Tried to establish rendezvous on non-OR circuit with purpose Acting as rendevous (pending)
> Jan 10 20:23:57.000 [warn] Tried to establish rendezvous on non-OR circuit with purpose Acting as rendevous (pending)
> Currentliy running Tor on a debian box...
> What can or should I do or is it just a a log entry to ignore  cause of the low memory?

There are a lot of extra clients on the Tor network right now.

For file descriptor limits, read the thread:

[tor-relays] SOLVED: Failing because we have 4063 connections already // Number of file descriptors

If you can't increase file descriptors, this thread talks about
firewall connection limits:


For general guidance about Tor options to manage load, try:


For background, read:



Tim Wilson-Brown (teor)

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