[tor-relays] Best practice for tor-exit node when I switch internet providers?

teor teor at riseup.net
Fri Jun 28 07:46:22 UTC 2019


> On 28 Jun 2019, at 07:31, Chris Dagdigian <dag at sonsorol.org> wrote:
> I've been running a tor exit node in the US since 2014 when I paid way too much for a comcast business internet circuit that came with static IPs and a TOS that allowed me to run servers at home.
> It looks like I'm going to switch providers in a month or so as there is a fiber service I can get with symmetric bandwidth, the static IP count I want and theoretically also a TOS that is also amenable to server hosting.
> What is the best practice if I want to keep my tor exit going but switch upstream carriers and IP addresses? I'm guessing this is going to trip a bunch of tor monitoring alerts if I just bring the server up at a new IP address.

It's not going to trip any alerts.

Some relays change addresses whenever they (or their router) restarts,
because they are on a dynamic IP.

> Should I change the nickname? Totally wipe and reinstall tor itself? The goal is to bring back the same exit node but not set off any alarms when the exit node with the same IP for many years suddenly shows up with a new address.

If there's going to be a significant change in your relay's bandwidth,
then it might be worth changing the keys and removing the state to
reset the bandwidth history.

If not, the system will catch up within a day or two.



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