How to define DNS name?

Tristan Helmich Tristan at
Mon Apr 24 13:11:11 UTC 2006


You need to set an DNS A record pointing to your servers IP address and
configure it in your torrc file.
Extract from torrc:

    ## The IP or fqdn for this server. Leave commented out and Tor will

If you don't own an domain name where you can edit the DNS records you
can register at a free DNS provider like or

Greetings from sunny Munich

Landorin wrote:
> Hi,
> In the network server list I see server entries such as the following:
>   altron <> 
> v3 [DE-TECT-20050224]
> <>
>  babylon5 <>
> 	v1 [SERVER4YOU-1
> <>]
> For my server it only shows my IP where the first server has "dont-dos...".
> How exactly can I change that so instead of showing my IP it shows a DNS like name? The Wiki only says something about controling the DNS names for my server but I don't really know what that means and how that can be done. For DNS resolving, my PC contacts my ISP DNS servers.
> <>

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