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Re: [tor-talk] geoip6
On 4/12/2013 2:09 AM, eliaz@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Can someone tell me if I have to do something about geoip6 warnings?
I've got a bridge relay running from a vista x64 machine. As with the
past few TBB versions I'm still getting occasional message-log warnings:
"Failed to open GEOIP file C:\Users\,<acctname>\AppData\Roaming
Geoip6 is simply a text list of the approximate physical address of IPv6
addresses. Having this makes it easy to do things like display the
locations of exits on a map (as Vidalia can do). It's not at all
necessary for Tor to work properly, and won't affect either client or
server function, but it's a nifty feature.
\AppData\Roaming\tor doesn't exist, nor does the subfolder
\geoip6, as I'm running the bridge from from TBB installed on a USB
stick. The installation seems correct, my geoip is in the data
directory as usual. As far as I can tell the bridge is connecting to
circuits as it should (though it's not carrying as much traffic as
If you like, you can grab geoip6 from  and save it in your data
directory alongside geoip. If that doesn't fix the message, you can add
the following line to your torrc:
I did find some discussion in bug tracker, but it's months old and
doesn't suggest anything that I can do.
So, do these warnings even apply to my relay installation? Can I
just ignore them?
Feel free to ignore them; the only thing that will happen is that IPv6
exits won't show up on Vidalia's map. Traffic won't be affected in any way.
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