[tor-relays] New operator

Mario Costa mario.costa at icloud.com
Thu Nov 21 18:29:35 UTC 2019

> Il giorno 21 nov 2019, alle ore 15:49, Matt Traudt <pastly at torproject.org> ha scritto:
> Thanks for running a bridge.
> Check Tor's logs to make sure it is actually running and doesn't report
> issues. Search its hashed fingerprint on
> https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html and make sure it is listed as up.
> Verify you did *not* set 'PublishServerDescriptor 0'. Verify you can use
> your bridge from outside your home. I once had a residential ISP that
> blocked inbound port 80 but not 443.

This actually made me realize that my home router would not properly forward ports 80 and 443 from outside. I could connect to my bridge from the LAN (even using my external IP) but not from outside. I had to change to a non-standard port, unfortunately, because apparently 80 and 443 are used by the router’s web GUI even if I disabled external access to it. That’s a shame because I understand that ports 80 and 443 are less likely to be blocked by censors.

However, it’s still not clear to me how I can confirm anyone is using the bridge. When I connect to it, all I see in nyx are OUTBOUND connections and not even one inbound connection (maybe that’s by design in order to protect connecting users' privacy, I don’t know).

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