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Cleanup. Added two FAQ entries: How do I decide if I should run a relay? Why isn't my relay being used more?

Matt Pagan authored on10/12/2013 08:41:10
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     <p>Running a Tor relay:</p>
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     <ul>
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+    <li><a href="#HowDoIDecide">How do I decide if I should run a relay?
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+    </a></li>
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     <li><a href="#RelayFlexible">How stable does my relay need to
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 be?</a></li>
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     <li><a href="#ExitPolicies">I'd run a relay, but I don't want to
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 type into forms. Be careful and be smart. 
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 <h3><a class="anchor" href="#TBBCloseBrowser">I want to leave Tor
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+    <a id="HowDoIDecide"></a>
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+    <h3><a class="anchor" href="#HowDoIDecide">How do I decide if I should 
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+    run a relay?</a></h3>
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+    <p>
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+    We're looking for people with reasonably reliable Internet connections, 
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+    that have at least 20 kilobytes/second each way. If that's you, please 
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+    consider <a href="https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-relay-debian">helping 
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+    out</a>. 
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+    </p>
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+    <hr>
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+    <a id="WhyIsntMyRelayBeingUsedMore"></a>
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+    <h3><a class="anchor" href="#WhyIsntMyRelayBeingUsedMore">Why isn't my 
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+    relay being used more?</a></h3>
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+    <p>
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+    If your relay is relatively new then give it time. Tor decides which 
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+    relays it uses heuristically based on reports from Bandwidth 
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+    Authorities. These authorities take measurements of your relay's 
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+    capacity and, over time, directs more traffic there until it reaches 
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+    an optimal load. The lifecycle of a new relay is explained in more 
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+    depth in <a href="https://blog.torproject.org/blog/lifecycle-of-a-new-relay">
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+    this blog post</a>.
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+    </p>
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+    <p>
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+    If you've been running a relay for a while and still having issues 
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+    then try asking on the <a href=
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+    "https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-relays/">
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+    tor-relays list</a>. 
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+    </p>
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+    <hr>
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     <a id="RelayFlexible"></a>
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     <h3><a class="anchor" href="#RelayFlexible">How stable does my relay
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 with the Tor Browser itself. Almost any other web browser configuration
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 is likely to be unsafe to use with Tor.</p>
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+<li><b>Don't torrent over Tor</b>
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+<p>
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+Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy 
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+settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. 
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+Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will 
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+often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, 
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+because that's how torrents work. Not only do you <a 
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+href="https://blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea">
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+deanonymize your torrent traffic and your other simultaneous Tor web traffic
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+</a> this way, you also slow down the entire Tor network for everyone else. 
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+</p>
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+</li>
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 <li><b>Don't enable or install browser plugins</b>
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 <p>The Tor Browser will block browser plugins such as Flash, RealPlayer,
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 Quicktime, and others: they can be manipulated into revealing your IP
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 dangerous it will be that you are one of them. Convince other people to
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 use Tor, too!</p>
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-<li><b>Don't torrent over Tor</b>
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-Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy 
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-settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. 
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-Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will 
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-often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, 
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-because that's how torrents work. Not only do you <a 
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-href="https://blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea">
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-deanonymize your torrent traffic and your other simultaneous Tor web traffic 
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-this way</a>, you also slow down the entire Tor network for 
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-everyone else. 
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 <p>Be smart and learn more. Understand what Tor does and does not offer.
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+<li><b>Don't torrent over Tor</b>
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+Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy 
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+settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. 
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+Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will 
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+often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, 
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+because that's how torrents work. Not only do you <a 
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+href="https://blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea">
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+deanonymize your torrent traffic and your other simultaneous Tor web traffic
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+</a> this way, you also slow down the entire Tor network for everyone else. 
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+</p>
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+</li>
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-Torrent file-sharing applications have been observed to ignore proxy 
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-settings and make direct connections even when they are told to use Tor. 
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-Even if your torrent application connects only through Tor, you will 
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-often send out your real IP address in the tracker GET request, 
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-because that's how torrents work. Not only do you <a 
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-href="https://blog.torproject.org/blog/bittorrent-over-tor-isnt-good-idea">
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-deanonymize your torrent traffic and your other simultaneous Tor web traffic 
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-this way</a>, you also slow down the entire Tor network for 
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-everyone else. 
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