[tor-relays] Tor - Unable to Run Tor Relay on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VPS

David Croft 8pJp2h3 at pm.me
Sun Dec 22 21:19:38 UTC 2019


I'm unable to start newly setup/configured guard/middle relay Tor version after setup & configuration of Tor on an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS server.

I'm already running a couple of Guard relays on Ubuntu 18.04 with the same VPS provider who allows for Tor Guard/Middle relays.

I've followed a blueprint for setting up the Tor relay on Tor which worked no problem on 6 other relays I've configured & operated without issue in the last month on Ubuntu 18.04 Tor version

I've carefully reviewed the steps I've taken to ensure I haven't made any errors during the setup/configuration process.

The issue described here is accompanied by the arrival of & this is, in fact, the first time I've tried to set up a Tor relay on I've also included a screenshot that highlights the issues.

I realize there might very well be other possible reasons for these errors, so I keep an open mind & will be grateful for any support or advice.



output from:

systemctl status tor at default.servicetor at default.service - Anonymizing overlay network for TCP
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/tor at default.service; enabled-runtime; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2019-12-22 16:33:12 CET; 40min ago
  Process: 3707 ExecStart=/usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc -f /etc/tor/torrc --RunAsDaemon 0 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 4643 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/tor --defaults-torrc /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc -f /etc/tor/torrc --RunAsDaemon 0 --verify-config (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Process: 4642 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/install -Z -m 02755 -o debian-tor -g debian-tor -d /run/tor (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 3707 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)

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