Opened 7 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#6050 closed defect (worksforme)

Excludenodes warning message

Reported by: TheDude Owned by: chiiph
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tor-client
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Background: I had/have configured my torrc to exclude various nodes. (Did this as I started seeing some nodes like 'nixnix' that seemed liked they might be NSA - IP address coming from Utah as in massive-NSA-base-Utah?? and found this a bit creepy) Anyway instead of writing "Excludenodes" once and then the long list, I wrote the command several times for different stuff, i.e. USA, some IP's, some other IP's - noticed the log say all nodes ignored but the last one, something like that so I changed it to just one "Excludenodes" with everything separated by commas and since doing that I've noticed a lot more nodes connect. I just found that odd because according to that log message a lot of my exclusions were being ignored.

Rambling a bit here but basically I think the "Excludenodes" works multiple times, contrary to what the 'warning' says, because it did seem to be blocking nodes that way and since I changed it to the command just written once with all the exclusions separated by commas I'm seeing a lot more nodes connected so it seems to me like this is a faulty message and it does not ignore the other "Excludenodes". If you follow my point at all!

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by chiiph

Component: VidaliaTor Client

I think this is a tor bug.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

So the bug is that even though Tor says

Jun 29 23:16:54.493 [warn] Option 'ExcludeNodes' used more than once; all but the last value will be ignored.

it still seems to exclude nodes that aren't in the last value? I'll investigate, though I don't see how this would happen.

What version of Tor were you using?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Milestone: Tor: unspecified

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Keywords: tor-client added

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by nickm

Resolution: worksforme
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed

Just tried the obvious test:

ExcludeNodes *:*
ExcludeNodes {us}

And the first one was, as advertised, ignored.

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