What to do at IP number change?

Scott Bennett bennett at cs.niu.edu
Mon Jan 7 20:05:00 UTC 2008

     On Mon, 7 Jan 2008 20:55:36 +0100 Tom Hek <tomtorexitnode at gmail.com>

>> i'm changing my public IP number ten times per day and to avoid  
>> confusion,

     *Ten times per day?*  Please tell us again why it is you're bothering
to run a tor server if you also feel you have to hide its existence.

>> i'm stopping my TOR server before and starting after the number  
>> change.
>> But after the start TOR is very slow.
>> Is there a better way to tell the TOR server that the public IP has  
>> changed?
>Tor will detect it and republish his server descriptor with the new IP  
>in it.
     That is true iff the Address line in torrc contains a host+domain name,
not an IP address, and the name server data base in question has been updated
to reflect the changed address.

                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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