Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#19209 closed defect (implemented)

torrc: Comments Need Clarifying

Reported by: huertanix Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version: Tor: 0.2.7.6
Severity: Trivial Keywords: torrc easy lorax
Cc: Actual Points:
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Description

I've written a guide on how to set up a Tor relay, but I ran into some confusion from readers on some initial drafts on a few areas which I clarified on the final guide (see: https://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-you-can-help-make-tor-faster-for-10-a-month). However, it'd be great to see some clarifications in the comments in /etc/tor/torrc.

Specifically...

Update:
## Uncomment this if you run more than one Tor relay, and add the identity
## key fingerprint of each Tor relay you control, even if they're on
## different networks. Include the "$" with each key ID.

Update:
## Don't forget the < and >.
#ContactInfo Random Person <nobody AT example dot com>

Update:
## A handle for your relay, so people don't have to refer to it by key.
## Only alphanumeric characters, A-Z, a-z, 0-1 allowed. No unicode, no emoji.

I assume this might be easy, but that it might trigger some package management systems to bug the user into asking which config they want if they already have the tor package installed.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Keywords: easy lorax added
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???
Status: newneeds_revision

If somebody turns this into a patch, I can merge it. (We use torrc.minimal.in-staging to clean up comments to avoid the package management issues you mentioned.)

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: 0.2.???Tor: 0.2.9.x-final
Status: needs_revisionneeds_review

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by nickm

Resolution: implemented
Status: needs_reviewclosed

merged and tweaked; thanks!

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