[tor-relays] MyFamily line commented out but stays valid?

teor teor at riseup.net
Mon Nov 25 01:09:47 UTC 2019


> On 9 Nov 2019, at 01:53, ECAN - Matt Westfall <mwestfall at ecansol.com> wrote:
> If memory serves, if you're running multiple nodes on the same IP or in the same /24 tor protocol automatically families any nodes running in the same /24

Tor clients automatically exclude relays in the same IPv4 /24 and IPv6 /32
when choosing paths. (IPv6 support was added in 0.4.0.)

The subnet check is implemented separately to MyFamily, but the end result
is the same.

> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Michael Gerstacker" <michael.gerstacker at googlemail.com>
> To: tor-relays at lists.torproject.org
> Sent: 11/4/2019 2:26:03 AM
> Subject: Re: [tor-relays] MyFamily line commented out but stays valid?
>> Am Di., 22. Okt. 2019 um 19:04 Uhr schrieb <lists at for-privacy.net>:
>> On 22.10.2019 18:53, Michael Gerstacker wrote:
>> > when i comment out the MyFamily line with an # in the torrc on one 
>> > relay it
>> > seems to be still handled like before.
>> > 
>> > Hitting x in nyx or waiting a few days or rebooting does not make any
>> > change.
>> Nyx or arm must be called as root to save the config.
>> Look at the torrc file with nano or vim.
>> I always edit the torrc with nano and use nyx only to reload the torrc so this cant be the reason.

Can you send us a link to your relay on Relay Search, and a copy of your

It's hard to debug without detailed information.


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