how did my OP discover this IP address?

James Muir jamuir at
Wed Feb 14 17:38:57 UTC 2007

> On 2/14/07, James Muir <jamuir at> wrote:
>> I've been reading my OP's log file sorting through the various outbound
>> connections that it makes into the Tor network.  I came across the
>> following directory fetch request:
>> connection_connect(): Connecting to "":9030
>> What has me a little puzzled is that I can't find this IP address
>> anyplace in my OP's cached directory information.  Also, looking at the
>> torstats web page (, I don't find it listed
>> there either.
>> I think maybe this was the IP address of the router hevad99, which is
>> now listed with the IP  If this host has a dhcp connection
>> then that might explain things.
>> Is it the case that hevad99's IP address changed during my (1 hour) Tor
>> session?

Ringo Kamens wrote:
 > Perhaps that was an IP you typed directly in. For example, you clicked
 > on a web link and instead of http://domainname.tld it was
 > in which case tor would only show and IP. I'm
 > not sure if that's how it would appear in the log file, but it's a
 > guess.
 > Ringo Kamens

The connection is a directory request (port 9030) made by my Tor client 
(aka. my Onion Proxy).  It's not a result of my surfing the web.  I know 
this for certain because I didn't do any web surfing while the log file 
was generated; I just let the Tor client connect to the Tor network for 
an hour.

I'm just a little curious about why that IP address ( 
doesn't show up in the Tor directory.  If there is a record someplace of 
  past IP addresses that ORs use then it might show up there.  Anyone 
know of such a record?


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