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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 [1] 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:
GeoIPv6File \path\to\your\datadir\geoip6

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.

[1] https://gitweb.torproject.org/tor.git/blob_plain/HEAD:/src/config/geoip6

~Justin Aplin

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