Changes between Version 159 and Version 160 of TorRelayGuide


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Timestamp:
Jan 12, 2018, 11:31:15 AM (3 months ago)
Author:
cypherpunks
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extend Tor Exit Configuration section

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    461461The sample configuration above configures a non-exit relay.
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    463 To become an exit relay set "ExitRelay 1" in your configuration and define your [https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#ExitPolicy exit policy]. The exit policy defines which destination ports you are willing to forward. This has an impact on the amount of abuse emails you will get (less ports means less abuse emails, but also less useful). If you want to be a useful exit relay you must **at least allow destination ports 80 and 443.**
     463To become an exit relay add the following configuration line in your torrc configuration file and define your [https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#ExitPolicy exit policy].
     464{{{
     465ExitRelay 1
     466}}}
     467The exit policy defines which destination ports you are willing to forward. This has an impact on the amount of abuse emails you will get (less ports means less abuse emails, but an exit relay allowing only few ports is also less useful). If you want to be a useful exit relay you must **at least allow destination ports 80 and 443.**
     468
     469As a new exit relay - especially if you are new to your hoster - it is good to start with a reduced exit policy and further open it up as you become more experienced. The reduced exit policy can be found on the following page:
     470https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/ReducedExitPolicy
     471
     472
     473Ensure that you have set a clear DNS reverse (PTR) record to make it clear for everyone that this is a tor exit relay.
     474Something like "tor-exit" it its name is a good start.
     475
     476==== Exit Notice HTML page
     477
     478To make it even more obvious that this is a Tor exit relay you should serve a Tor exit notice HTML page. Tor can do that for you if your DirPort is on TCP port 80, you can make use of tor's [https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual.html.en#DirPortFrontPage DirPortFrontPage] feature to display a HTML file on that port. This file will be shown to anyone directing his browser to your Tor exit relay IP address.
     479
     480{{{
     481DirPort 80
     482DirPortFrontPage /path/to/html/file
     483}}}
     484
     485We offer a sample Tor exit notice HTML file, but you might want to adjust it to your needs:
     486https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git/plain/contrib/operator-tools/tor-exit-notice.html
    464487
    465488Here are some more tips for running a reliable exit relay: https://blog.torproject.org/tips-running-exit-node