Server Setup

Andy Dixon tor at
Tue Jun 8 10:36:36 UTC 2010


Thanks Roger and Karsten..
I think that its set up now, I'm just waiting for the server to come
back to say that its visible. I can certainly connect to the ports
remotely with telnet, so thats good..



On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 04:48 -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 07:51:33AM +0100, Andy Dixon wrote:
> > I'm trying to set up a pretty decent server on our 50 meg leased line
> > and I am having difficulty in doing it.
> > 
> > We have a bunch of IP addresses and we have to use port forwarding to
> > rote it to an internal IP address.
> > 
> > I have done that bit, (Both TCP and UDP), however the logs are showing:
> > 
> > Jun 08 07:49:38.166 [warn] Your server has not managed to confirm that
> > its DirPort is reachable. Please check your firewalls, ports,
> > address, /etc/hosts file, etc.
> > 
> > I have set in the configuration file the public IP address, and not the
> > internal IP address. 
> > 
> > Any outbound traffic ends up going through a different public IP
> > address.
> There are three torrc options you want to look at:
> "Address" is the IP address that your relay publishes to the outside
> world. That will be the address that other clients use to reach you,
> and it will also be the address that your Tor relay uses to check its
> own reachability.
> "OutboundBindAddress" tells your Tor which IP address to bind for
> connections that it launches. It's useful for your case where (I think)
> you have more than one outgoing route and a different IP address for
> each outgoing route.
> Optionally, "ORListenAddress" will tell your Tor to only bind to specific
> IP addresses for incoming connections. You can do this if you *don't*
> want to listen on some of your addresses; but its default of
> should work fine.
> Btw, you don't need to port-forward incoming UDP.
> Hope that helps,
> --Roger
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