[tor-talk] Why are 2 Middle Nodes appearing in my circuits (4 total nodes)?

Roger Dingledine arma at mit.edu
Wed Jun 10 22:37:33 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 12:11:03AM +0200, greggvlan at ruggedinbox.com wrote:
> So 4 nodes total in a circuit -- (1 entry, 2 middle, 1 exit).

My guess is that this is an internal circuit, e.g. one used for onion
service connections. Tor circuits are "3 hops plus the number of hops
that are sensitive, e.g. chosen by somebody else".

> I'm seeing this in the 'arm' control panel.

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> Is this normal/okay to be seeing 2 middle nodes appear in my circuits, or
> would it be something to be weary of?

It's fine.


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