[tor-relays] toranon (977)?!?

Roger Dingledine arma at torproject.org
Fri Dec 27 21:11:03 UTC 2019

On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 10:42:38PM +0000, Kenneth Freeman wrote:
> On 12/25/2019 11:36 PM, Sean Greenslade wrote:
> > On December 24, 2019 10:31:43 PM EST, Kenneth Freeman <Kencf0618 at riseup.net> wrote:
> >> Messing around with my new computer I get this:
> >>
> >> [warn]  /run/tor is not owned by this user, but by toranon (977).
> >> Perhaps you are running Tor as the wrong user?
> >>
> >> Duckduckgo displays hentai results. Go figure.
> > 
> > Sounds to me like a distro package that's using a dedicated "nobody" account for running the tor service. What OS / version, 
> > and where did you get your tor package from?
> CentOS 8 (Core)
> Tor
> apt-get, if memory serves

Agreed, it sounds to me that you installed a Tor package, perhaps from
the rpm on your Centos distro, and then you tried to launch Tor in a
different way than the package expected. That's why it complained --
it was configured to expect Tor to run from the init script, which would
start it as the 'toranon' user, but instead you started it some other way.

I'd suggest looking at
for some hints.


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