Issue about selection of Tor relays when using the default torrc configuration
sc2516 at columbia.edu
Mon Jun 1 21:38:43 UTC 2009
I am running tor-0.2.1.15-rc ; source downloaded from the tor website
. For my purpose I am tapping into the function
circuituse.c:circuit_has_opened() to determine which relays are being
used in a stream (assuming only one stream is using Tor). However the IP
address of the relays I see here don't match the list of relays for the
stream when I determine them using
'get_info stream-status'. Which one should I rely upon to determine
which circuit is being used ? Common sense tells me to rely on 'get_info
stream_status'. However , I see the client crash at times when I connect
to the control port .
> On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 02:59:01AM -0400, Sambuddho Chakravarty wrote:
>> Thanks for you help. However , is there no way that I can cause tor
>> client to reload a new set of entry guard nodes ? I have tried both
>> NEWNYM and HUP signals through *nc* to communicate to tor controller .
>> However , in both cases only a small set of (infact 3) entry guards are
> Yes, that's a feature. Otherwise you'll open yourself up to a variety
> of attacks:
> If you want to turn off that defense, set "UseEntryGuards 0" in your
> Or you can delete them from your $datadir/state file while Tor is off,
> but that's probably more likely to cause problems.
>> Also , in continuation to my previous email , where can I download the
>> torctl python libraries from ?
> You can get it from SVN:
>> Do I need the library or I can just make
>> do by sending text command to the tor controller to play around and test
>> with ?
> Playing around and testing with telnet or nc is a fine start. You only
> need the torctl library if you find that playing around by hand is
> insufficient for your needs.
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