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Re: [tor-talk] Problem with new multiple-instance exit nodes never showing up in directory (cached consensus)

On 7/26/12, Name Withheld <survivd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've got a 1gbps (shared) debian server set up as an exit that can't
> seem to handle all the b/w through a single instance of tor.  After
> getting some help from the tor lists previously, I've started setting up
> additional instances of tor that run simultaneously to help handle more
> traffic.
> Unfortunately, only the first of the extra instances works (even though
> I copied the config from the "known good" config and only changed the
> ports during other attempts).  Other instances seem to work at first,
> setting up the initial tunnels and passing very small amounts of traffic
> for about a half hour, but never seem to get listed in the directory, so
> they never get any other traffic once the initial tunnels all close,
> even after many hours pass.
> Does anyone know why this is happening, and what I need to do to fix it?

From <https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-manual-dev>:
> AuthDirMaxServersPerAddr NUM
> Authoritative directories only. The maximum number of servers that we will list as acceptable on a single IP address. Set this to "0" for "no limit". (Default: 2)

The dirauth operators all have this option unspecified (or set to 2).

To fix this, either (a) persuade the dirauth operators to increase
this value or (b) get more IP addresses and run at most two relays on
each of them.

Robert Ransom
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