[tor-talk] Question about the myfamily variable in torrc

Cypher cypher at cpunk.us
Thu Jul 31 21:34:29 UTC 2014

On 07/31/2014 09:09 AM, Martin Kepplinger wrote:
> Am 2014-07-31 01:02, schrieb Cypher:
>> I'm about to fire up another exit relay and I want to make sure users
>> are protected from picking both of my relays in the same chain. So I
>> came across the MyFamily variable in the torrc file. I have two
>> questions about how to properly set this variable:
>> 1. In the docs, it says NOT to use your relays fingerprint. What do I
>> use instead and where can I get it?
>> 2. Do I need to list the current relay in its own MyFamily variable or
>> just every other relay I run excluding the current one?
>> Thanks,
>> Cypher
> as describen in the manual
> https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en you use fingerprints
> or nicknames. fingerprints are preferred I guess. the format is $fingerpint
> You can just maintain one list of all your relays and put the same line
> in every torrc. Doesn't matter if the relay itself is in it.

Many thanks, Martin! That answers my question.


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