[tor-relays] Contact info obfscation

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 11:10:06 UTC 2018

How do I reload  the relay without restarting it?

Thank you.

From: nusenu
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 2:07 AM
To: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
Subject: Re: [tor-relays] Contact info obfscation

Keifer Bly:
> So I just changed my torrc file contactinfo to Keifer dot bly at
> gmail dot com
> Do I need to restart my relay for this to take effect?

restart is not required but you need to reload it

> Will doing this make it more difficult for spammers to reach my
> address?
yes, probably (for some spammers/harvesters)
but updating the contactinfo will not remove older contactinfo
strings since they are all archived and so spammers can still
see the former (non-obfuscated) version of that contactinfo string

> Will that make it more difficult for people who legitimately want to
> contact the relay operator who  aren’t spammers to contact me?

If they want to do it automatically: yes
if they do it manually: probably not


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