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Re: contradicting log entries regarding ExcludeNodes

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 04:25:56AM +0200, Tristan Helmich wrote:
> I am running a tor client on my laptop and a tor server (nami) on
> another computer.
> Most of the time the laptop and the server are using the same Internet
> connection.
> To avoid building a circuit starting at my laptops client and ending at
> my server I added following line to my torrc:
> ExcludeNodes nami,$3B1CD4DC4863DD1013E7C35A6F475C28946AB909
> After reloading the config i can see following log entries:
> Aug 14 03:42:54.973 [notice] Tor (r11023) opening log file.
> Aug 14 03:42:56.727 [notice] We now have enough directory information to
> build circuits.
> Aug 14 03:42:56.745 [warn] You specified a server "nami" by name, but
> this name is not registered, so it could be used by any server, not just
> the one you meant. To make sure you get the same server in the future,
> refer to it by key, as "$3B1CD4DC4863DD1013E7C35A6F475C28946AB909".

This is because you specified it both as a nickname and as a key. You
should specify it just as a key, and this warning will go away:
ExcludeNodes $3B1CD4DC4863DD1013E7C35A6F475C28946AB909

> Aug 14 03:43:00.345 [notice] Tor has successfully opened a circuit.
> Looks like client functionality is working.
> Aug 14 03:45:06.111 [notice] We tried for 15 seconds to connect to
> '[scrubbed]' using exit 'nami'. Retrying on a new circuit.
> Aug 14 03:45:06.115 [notice] We tried for 15 seconds to connect to
> '[scrubbed]' using exit 'nami'. Retrying on a new circuit.

You should add 'SafeLogging 0' to your torrc to see what the value
of [scrubbed] is, but I suspect this is DirPort reachability testing.
Are you *sure* you're looking at your Tor client's logs? It looks more
like your Tor server's logs.