[tor-talk] Am I running an exit node?

Leon Johnson leon.johnson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 18:43:42 UTC 2013

Yes to grossly oversimplify bridges are "semi-visible" entrance ramps to
Tor. The limitation of bridges is directly tied to how many ISPs filter
your traffic.

Case in point: If one small ISP blocks the IP of your relay, you probably
won't notice. If 3-4 "major" ISPs block your relay, you'll likely see a
drop in Tor traffic.

As far a which relay types are in demand, that's a different:
If I had to guess I'd say:

Stock Relay

Someone else may be better suited to answer that inquiry however :)

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 8:05 AM, Anthony Papillion <anthony at papillion.me>wrote:

> On 11/10/2013 06:46 PM, Leon Johnson wrote:
> > If you don't want to run as an exit node, your torrc file is correctly
> > configured. You can always check one of the TorStatus websites:
> > http://torstatus.blutmagie.de/ (usually updated after an hour or so).
> Do a
> > search for your IP or Nickname. In your case, you should *not* see an
> image
> > of a small door.
> >
> >
> > On a side note, have you considered running as a bridge?
> > https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en#RelayOrBridge
> Thank you for the feedback! Good to know I'm configured the right way
> and not exposing myself as an exit node.
> On the topic of running as a bridge, I considered that. The reason I
> didn't go with it was because of my (perceived?) limitation to the time
> bridges are useful. Once a blocking authority finds out your bridges
> address, it's blocked and that's that. However, I'm not opposed to
> running a bridge. Are they more needed or useful than inter-network relays?
> Anthony
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