[tor-relays] IPV6 address keeps changing every 2-3 days
q.g.campbell at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 21:36:21 UTC 2022
I'm running a non-exit relay on a home British Telecom broadband
connection (FTTC, 20Mb up/80Mb down).
Its IP addresses (IPV4 & IPV6) are allocated dynamically.
The IPV4 address can remain the same for weeks. However the IPV6 address
seems less stable and lasts no more than 2 or 3 days before changing.
A consquence of this is that Tor Metrics (atlas) shows a lot of downtime
for the node.
When I see that the node is down I restart the (UBUNTU) NetworkManager
although the host should pick up the new address eventually without
I would like to run a stable node with as little downtime as possible.
Any suggestions on how I might improve things; in particular can I
automate the checking and restart of the network/TOR whenever the IPV6
address changes? Do I really need to do this?
On that last point, I thought that TOR nodes handled more gracefully the
issue of dynamic address changes? Is there any source of info on this
for dynamic IPV6 addresses?
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