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Re: Error message?

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 02:11:32AM -0800, Bob wrote:
> Here's another one that I don't get all the time, but every once in a while:
> "Nov 15 01:54:08.734 [warn] options_validate(): You have used DirServer to
> specify directory authorities in your configuration.  This is potentially
> dangerous: it can make you look different from all other Tor users, and hurt
> your anonymity.  Even if you've specified the same authorities as Tor uses
> by default, the defaults could change in the future.  Be sure you know what
> you're doing."
> But I'm not specifying directory authorities in my torrc file - don't even
> have a DirServer line that is commented out.  (I usually get this message
> after a quick and ugly restart of the service)...

1. Can you say more about this restart?

2. Can you send me your torrc file?

3. Can you verify that you're actually running the torrc file that you
   think you are?  (Add a bogus line, say, and make sure you get an
   error message.)

Nick Mathewson

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