What to do at IP number change?

dr._no at cool.ms dr._no at cool.ms
Mon Jan 7 20:19:11 UTC 2008


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

it's because a moving target is harder to hit; it's more safe to change the IP number
Another point is that states like germany do like IP numbers so much that they do
data retention and therefore i give them what they want - many IP numbers ;-)

> >> 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.

So i should use a DynDNS host+domain name?


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