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RE: Tor as windows service

When I did this all I had to do was copy the torrc file into c:\program
files\tor and run the command.  

But I was logged in as administrator.  I see Martin earlier today asking
about running the service as NON-administrator.  My guess would be that the
command would fail in some way, perhaps as described by Bradley (or is that
Martin on another computer?).


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob [mailto:tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 3:22 AM
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Tor as windows service

I think when I set it up as a service, first I copied all of the stuff from
my Application Data\Tor folder (under documents and settings\username), and
then made changes to the torrc file in the program files\tor directory:

===> "Log notice file C:\Program Files\Tor\debug.log"
===> "DataDirectory C:\Program Files\Tor" - I think this is the important

Basically, it all runs out of the program files\tor directory, so you have
to make sure your keys are there...

If you change the "Log" line from "notice" to "info" or "debug", making sure
its going to a file you should be able to get it all cleared up pretty


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Bradley
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:11 AM
To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Tor as windows service

I cant seem to get my service working correctly. I followed the instructions
in the wiki, but it always seems to crash and get an error when the service
tries to start ("Could not start the service tor win32 on Local Computer -
Error 0xffffffff: 0xffffffff").. seems to work fine from the command line
though. Im running WinXP Corp...

On 6/23/05, Bob <tor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> On Behalf Of Martin Balvers
> Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 11:19 PM
> To: or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Tor as windows service
> Hash: SHA1
> Hi,
> I am running a Tor client at work, and I was wondering how I could get 
> rid of the Tor window (the shell window).
> I read somewhere that it was possible to run Tor as a NT service. How 
> do I run  start Tor as a NT service, I can't find anything in the manuals
> I'm running it on win2000 without admin rights.
> Thanks,
> Martin
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