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Re: Tor servers no longer handle dynamic IPs?

* Roger Dingledine (arma@xxxxxxx) wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 01, 2006 at 04:32:13PM -0400, Marcel wrote:
> > > I've gotten a report that Tor does not -- when the IP address
> > > changes, Tor notices, but then it never finds itself reachable. Only
> > > restarting the process fixes it.
> > > 
> > > Has anybody else experienced this? Or run servers on successfully
> > > using dynamic IP adresses?
> > 
> > IMO every version i tried so far has this problem (dirport or orport
> > not reachable until restarted) and 1.1.20 is no exception.  Sometimes it
> > works, sometimes not, even after a restart. I mean it may need several
> > restarts.  Other times, it handles this just right.  It's no big deal, as
> > eventually I'll notice it.
> > 
> > It happened for the last time may 27th.  So I don't have the logs anymore.
> > 
> > Should you need further info, I'll be happy to help.
> For all those that are experiencing this, it would be great to get debug
> logs starting from when you start your Tor server, running Tor,
> until a ways after you find yourself reachable or several hours pass
> trying.
> The phenomenon as I understand it is that you start your Tor server,
> and nearly all testing circuits fail, and eventually one maybe succeeds
> after a half hour or an hour, for reasons I haven't figured out yet;
> then when your IP address changes, you're back to square one, at best.
> I need more data. You can send them to be via personal mail
> (compressed). Posting them publically is probably not a good plan.

Sure.  I'll do that.

> http://wiki.noreply.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#Logs
> Thanks,
> --Roger