[tor-relays] Tor automatic restart

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Mon Oct 11 02:36:16 UTC 2021

No. I have no other processes running on the vps. The OS Debian Linux is
running the newest version, it seems something is causing the tor process
to get hung up once a month. Will take a look at that, thanks.

On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 10:04 AM Tor Manager <tor at ibiblio.org> wrote:

> On Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 4:48:47 AM UTC-4 Keifer Bly wrote:
>> I am wondering, is there a way configure tor (via the torrc file) to
>> restart automatically once a month? Thank you.
> Before you implement a time-based service restart, you may wish to check
> that your OS and hardware (eg. firmware) are as up to date as you can
> reasonably make them. It strikes me as odd that you would have that
> instability that would require such a service restart. Do you have other
> services running? Are you running any sort of system monitoring that would
> tell you about issues with RAM or persistent storage?
> With that said, I have used monit[0] in the past to bring services back up
> when a test fails, though never tor. Note that my go-to if I were going to
> implement monit would be to have a service check, and not restart on a time
> basis, but rather on a threshold or reachability basis. Eg. if you were
> going to use monit with a webapp, Id suggest you have a page in the style
> of https://example.org/webapp/monit-check/ that must load the app
> runtime, and then have monit restart everything involved in the app if that
> page load takes more than 15 seconds. In your case that might look like
> installing nyx[1] and having a wrapper script that checks with nyx and has
> a non-zero exit you can have monit act on.
> Cheers,
> --
> ibiblio Tor Manager
> [0] https://mmonit.com/monit/documentation/monit.html
> [1] https://nyx.torproject.org/
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