Tor bridge not generating any traffic

Johannes Nitsche nitschej at
Thu Jun 11 19:23:33 UTC 2009

Thanks for all the answers.
It seems my view of what a bridge is was
wrong. I thought a bridge is a link point between tor nodes which
forwards traffic from an entry node to an exit node. But as I understand
it now a bridge is kind of a "secret" entry point into the tor network.
As I read in the FAQ the standard path lenght is hardcoded at 3. So how
would I have to configure it to run as a node that operates as an entry
point(not secret necessarily), a forwarding node but not as an exit

On 2009.06.10 15:38, Scott Bennett wrote:
>      On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:20:04 +0200 Arjan
> <n6bc23cpcduw at> wrote:
> >Scott Bennett wrote:
> >[...]
> >>      Now that you've published your tor bridge's IP address on this list--
> >> assuming the one you've shown us is accurate, rather than an appropriate
> >> substitution for purposes of sending it to this list--you ought to consider
> >> contacting your host company in the U.S. to get them to change the IP address
> >> and restart tor using the new IP address.  The IP address shown above, if
> >> correct, will probably be useless anywhere that access via bridges is needed.
> >
> >It doesn't matter much. All bridges with static IP address will probably
> >end up on block lists eventually.
> >
>      That may or may not be so.  But why start out on a block list, thereby
> eliminating whatever useful life that address might have had, obviating the
> running of a bridge?

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