Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5626 closed enhancement (invalid)

More accessible way to change identity over commandline

Reported by: jago25_98 Owned by:
Priority: Low Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Keywords: idenity shell remote access accessibility tor-client
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If you are connecting to tor via ssh and a port forward

(for an extra layer of security, or because it's not possible on your connection, or possibly because you rent the service)

it's difficult and sometimes (if you don't have access to the node) to change identity.

I run tor over ssh and I wanted to see what it's like in China online. But unlike i2p which has a web interface with tor I have to have root to edit torrc.conf and then lookup a node in China. It's cumbersome and for some people who use a node they don't fully control it's not even possible.

A method to switch randomly is discussed here:

Specifying requirements like country would be great but just a step in the right direction would be a simpler way to do it than needing to script something to edit the config file and restart the node.

I'm sorry if this is a dupe. I did search but I didn't know what words I should be searching for to find this subject. If you have better luck please let me know what words you used.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Sebastian

Component: - Select a componentTor Client
Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I don't see how that can't be solved via the control port. If you don't have admin access to the instance running Tor, you can't influence its path building - that's by design, and changing it is generally a bad idea (for that reason, AllowDotExit was introduced with a default of 0).

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by arma

Also, there aren't any Tor relays in China. Since China blocks the Tor directory authorities, any relays that might run there are unable to announce themselves.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor
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