[tor-relays] Unable to confirm my ORPort is reachable

Yash Kumar yashkr.99 at gmail.com
Thu May 24 14:53:18 UTC 2018

Hi all,
 I have set up a tor relay on my Ubuntu machine by following the
instructions given in the link
<https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorRelayGuide>. To confirm
whether the setup was done properly, I checked the status using the command:

$ sudo service tor status

and was getting status as "Active".
Further, I looked into the log file /var/log/tor/notices.log using the

$ tail -f /var/log/tor/notices.log​

and following was the output:

May 24 18:24:54.000 [notice] Starting with guard context "default"
May 24 18:24:54.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 80%: Connecting to the Tor network
May 24 18:24:54.000 [notice] Signaled readiness to systemd
May 24 18:24:55.000 [notice] Guessed our IP address as x.x.x.x (source:
May 24 18:24:55.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing handshake with
first hop
May 24 18:24:56.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 90%: Establishing a Tor circuit
May 24 18:24:59.000 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit. Looks
like client functionality is working.
May 24 18:24:59.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 100%: Done
May 24 18:24:59.000 [notice] Now checking whether ORPort x.x.x.x:9001 is
reachable... (this may take up to 20 minutes -- look for log messages
indicating success)
May 24 18:44:55.000 [warn] Your server (x.x.x.x:9001) has not managed to
confirm that its ORPort is reachable. Relays do not publish descriptors
until their ORPort and DirPort are reachable. Please check your firewalls,
ports, address, /etc/hosts file, etc.

Can anyone please help me with this issue?
I am not able to figure out the reason behind this error message "Your
server (x.x.x.x:9001) has not managed to confirm that its ORPort is
Please also let me know if you feel there is any issue with the tor

Thank you,
Yash Kumar
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