Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#26371 closed defect (worksforme)

Missing Information to correctly start tor relay

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: Nusenu
Priority: High Milestone: Tor: 0.2.9.x-final
Component: Community/Relays Version: Tor:
Severity: Trivial Keywords:
Cc: nusenu Actual Points:
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When new users want to support the tor network and are planning to build a tor relay, they'll face a Major issue which newer users may not stumble across and therefore stop with the task and never create a relay for the network.

The "Address" option should be added in the Guide's step 2, where the torrc config file is shown.

Without the Address option the service listens on IP, which is, as you may agree, not working.

After adding the Address option and inserting the public IP (or DNS name), the tor service can successfully introduce itself to network.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

The 'Address' torrc parameter is not needed in most cases.
Listening on IP will work just fine in most cases.

The guide is written to work in most cases.

Weird NAT and multi-instance setups are not covered in the guide.

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