[tor-relays] bridge offline

Anonforpeace anonforpeace at protonmail.com
Fri Dec 27 21:12:56 UTC 2019

Thanks for reply!! Turns out it finally did show up on the metrics site about 30 to 60 mins later so we're all good! I should have trusted what I read in the terminal when it said it was reachable from the outside.

Thanks again!

-------- Original Message --------
On Dec 27, 2019, 4:06 PM, Roger Dingledine wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 07:08:31PM +0000, Anonforpeace wrote:
>> I had a power outage recently and I've restarted my bridge i.e. restarted the daemon and tor, and when I check the Relay Search section of Tor Metrics, it's taking a long time for my bridge to show as online again. Also, not sure if this matters, but I am running Linux Mint, and recently upgraded to the latest version, 19.3. Any ideas?
> The way to help us diagnose better would be to provide the Relay
> Search URL for your bridge. That is, you can look up your bridge by its
> "hashed fingerprint", and people can look at that page, with anonymized
> information about it, without learning anything that would help us find
> out where the bridge is.
> Also, does "taking a long time" means that it eventually returns? Or it
> is still listed as offline?
> The first step would be to look at the logs, and see if it thinks it's
> reachable and it's publishing its server descriptor. Who knows, maybe your
> Mint upgrade added a firewall that is blocking all incoming connections.
> The next step would be to put together your bridge address, and configure
> a Tor Browser to use it, and see if it works. If it's a "vanilla"
> bridge then your bridge line is just ip address and port. If it's an
> obfs4 bridge, then
> https://community.torproject.org/relay/setup/bridge/post-install/
> could be helpful.
> Good luck!
> --Roger
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