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Re: What happens when I shut down my Tor-server?
On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 08:49:24PM +0200, Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> for maintenance-reasons I had to shut down my server today. However,
> after shutting down the server I realized that there's still much
> traffic, although shutdown was 30 minutes ago.
> So, does the server tell it's peers that it's going down? Does it
> deregister? Or is that stray-traffic?
Did you shutdown by closing the listener / ORPort and reloading the config?
My understanding is that stops new connections, terminates existing
connections after 10 minutes of idle, and stops new data after about
It's an oddity: If I'm shutting down, and I don't want to disturb
traffic, how can I manage that? If I'm an exit node, there's no way
(my IP is known to the remote site). If I'm a middle man, then in
theory Tor could rebuild a circuit to the exit node through a
different middle man, and move the data to the new circuit (it doesn't
at the moment).
My solution: Try to have at least an hour's notice and kill the OR Port.