[tor-relays] Tor 0.4.2.5 - Unable to Run Tor Relay on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VPS

r1610091651 r1610091651 at telenet.be
Mon Dec 23 13:50:20 UTC 2019


Have a look in the log fie: /var/log/tor/notices.log
What is in there?

On Mon, 23 Dec 2019 at 05:23, David Croft <8pJp2h3 at pm.me> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm unable to start newly setup/configured guard/middle relay Tor version
> 0.4.2.5 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 0.4.2.5
> which worked no problem on 6 other relays I've configured & operated
> without issue in the last month on Ubuntu 18.04 Tor version 0.4.1.6.
>
> 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 0.4.2.5 & this
> is, in fact, the first time I've tried to set up a Tor relay on 0.4.2.5.
> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> Toni
>
> output from:
>
> systemctl status tor at default.service
>
> ‚óŹ tor 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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